Generally, it is a good idea to form the business before filing for any trademarks. When you apply for a trademark, the "owner" you identify should be the entity that is actually using the mark in commerce (or else you put your registration in jeopardy). This is typically the company,...View More
You will first need to determine whether you want to trademark the name or the icon (or both). You can file the application(s) at the USPTO's website: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/apply/initial-application-forms
The answer is YES. The "first sale doctrine", codified at 17 U.S.C. § 109, provides that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted work from the copyright holder receives the right to sell, display or otherwise dispose of that particular copy, notwithstanding the...View More
This is a little too vague to answer. This will depend on how similar the overall trademarks are, and how similar the goods/services that the marks are used with are. You should consult a qualified trademark attorney with the specifics of your case.
It order to gain rights and ownership of a trademark you must file for the trademark with the USPTO in connection with the specific goods and services you are using the mark in connection with. In order to know if a trademark is available you should work with a trademark specialist to conduct a...View More
To trademark the name "Face.Lip.Body Cosmetics" in Georgia or the United States, you would need to go through the federal process with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It's important to ensure that the name is distinctive and not overly descriptive or generic....View More
If you are planning to use "Skippy's Snack Shack" as the name of a retail bakery shop, you would have a low risk with respect to the mark for Skippy peanut butter. However, if you used this name on the snacks themselves, you could potentially run into a problem. You should contact...View More
I'm not sure what you mean by "flipped it," but ultimately, trademark rights are governed by use. If you commercially used a mark before another company used that same mark with similar goods/services, you still have recourse to enforce your rights. You should consult a qualified...View More
If your application was abandoned for not timely responding to an office action or or filing deadline, you may be able to revive the application if you are within 6 months of the abandonment. If you are outside of the 6 months, then you will likely need to start over with a new application....View More
I have been referred to and have been using "Captain HR" since 2018. I am a Human Resources Executive leader with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals and organizations manage the difficult "People Issues" that occur in a normal work environment. I would like to... View More
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, this sounds like it might be more of an intellectual property matter than an arbitration matter, the category where it's posted. If you're talking about similarity in terms of wording, logos,...View More
No, you do not have to trademark the "LLC" portion of your company name. The purpose of a trademark is to protect your brand and prevent others from using a similar name or logo that may cause confusion among consumers. The "LLC" designation is not part of your brand identity...View More
I sell a product called "Creatine Monohydrate Gummies" and there is a trademark for "Creatine Gummies" which is a against the lanham act because It describing a general ingredient which I disputed for cancelation But, Im wondering un till the case gets settled can I get in... View More
CREATINE GUMMIES is registered for dietary and nutritional services, but only on the Supplemental Register and not the Principal Register, because -- as you properly note -- it is merely descriptive of the goods. Consequently, it has lesser protection.
Your mark CREATINE MONOHYDRATE GUMMIES...View More
More specifically, can I tell the story of the game, using screenshots, edited into a web-comic format? Would the story have to be original? Is there any variation of this idea that could be monetized?
Yes, you can use screenshots from a videogame to make some new piece of author work. Considering that the screenshots are also yours. In my opinion it is same as making a YouTube videos in-game and then monetizing your gaming channel. Story should be original if you want to be an author of the...View More
Reg. 3571870 for the mark DEFYE used on apparel was cancelled in 2015 for failure to file a statement of continuing use. That does not necessarily mean the owner ceased using the mark, but even if still is, your use of DEFYE (or the homonym DEAF EYE etc) would not be infringing. You should...View More
Popsockets LLC keeps making claims that my trademark FAB POPS is in violation of there mark POP. This has happened over 150 times since June 27, 2022. My first use of FAB POPS is 6 months before there claimed first use. How can I combat the damage this is causing my business?
One time is frustrating, but 150 times in a matter of weeks? Wow. It looks like you have an earlier first use in commerce date between the trademarks identified in your post. However, Popsockets LLC owns a fairly large portfolio of marks comprising the word "POPS." You should speak to a...View More
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