I would like to use Boundless* Wealth (Boundless is not the actual word*) in class 36 financial, insurance, wealth mgmt. There is 1 other trademark for nearly the same services: Boundless* Financial Group, 5 states away from us, no exclusivity claim to Financial & Group. Is this a conflict?... Read more »
answered on Apr 22, 2022
For federal trademark registrations, the existence of a registration for a very similar mark used for similar services will result in a refusal from the USPTO, regardless of whether the prior registrant and the applicant are in different states.
As you note, the portion of the mark that is... Read more »
Creating a logo and want to ensure I dont infringe on Aveda. The logo I have, my client wants one of the letters to have a connector line as a circle to create the full letter
answered on Feb 17, 2022
There are over 20 live registrations for the text mark AVEDA, some with design elements. If you have found a registration that has been cancelled, that does not necessarily mean that the mark is no longer in use by its owner.
You should consult a qualified trademark attorney to perform a... Read more »
Is this legal for retail?
answered on Nov 13, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney to understand your risks.
I started a YouTube channel and chose this as a name. Is it okay to use?
answered on Jul 24, 2021
You need to hire an attorney to conduct a thorough research to be sure.
answered on Oct 6, 2020
This is general legal information only and not legal advice. In general, once you pirate a movie, song, photograph, or other creative content, without a proper license, that becomes copyright infringement. You can be liable for that and copyright penalties can be stiff. Buying a licensed version... Read more »
answered on Aug 26, 2020
A status of abandonment does not necessarily mean that a trademark is available for use. The owner or some other person may still be using the trademark and have common law rights against infringement. However, it may also depend on whether the new trademark will be used in the same or a related... Read more »
I want to pitch it to the copywrite owner. I want to use character names, places, descriptions etc.
answered on May 18, 2020
You are going to need to have permission from the copyright owner to make your derivative work. You may want to work through an attorney who could act as intermediary between you and the copyright owner to pitch your concept. The attorney would be in a good position to figure out with you the... Read more »
answered on Jul 29, 2019
Your best avenue to a successful Federal trademark registration is to, first, schedule a knowledgeable trademark registration attorney, and, second, to retain that attorney or another such attorney to draft your application for you, utilizing information you provide not only regarding your current... Read more »
I asked for the ownership of this mark from its creation. Please validate.
Trademark taken by another person/company: Live by the seed of your plants
Our trademark: We live by the seeds of our plants
answered on Nov 3, 2018
If the trademark was registered with the U.S. Trademark Office, but the status of the registration is listed as abandoned, that does not necessarily mean that the trademark is no longer in use in commerce and abandoned within that context. It may still be in use in commerce and protected under... Read more »
The person that filed for the trademark of our team is no longer in charge of the team and I want to update it
answered on Apr 17, 2018
Trademark rights are acquired by using the mark. The fact that a trademark registration or application is abandoned does not mean that it is open for anyone to take. If the owner of the mark you are interested in no longer uses it, and you begin using it, you may be able to register the mark. An... Read more »
The term "own the day" is a trademarked by a maker of protein bars. Does that make the "own the day" slogan off limits for t-shirt designs/collections?
answered on Nov 13, 2017
Possibly so. An attorney would need to review the two trademarks to give a confident answer. The design, the description of goods and services, the t-shirt design, and how you plan to to sell the t-shirt could impact whether or not the trademark may be registered.
My Etsy Listing was set to inactive by Etsy because of trademark infringement from Sealed Air Corporation. As far as I can understand (I have no idea about this stuff) the trademark is for BUBBLEWRAP (=one word). What would be an appropriate wording I can use??
answered on Aug 1, 2017
Hello. The difference between two words, or changing the verb tense, or other small changes makes no difference in the trademark context. The only relevant question is whether or not there is a reasonable likelihood of confusion in the relevant consumer. It's pretty safe to say that the... Read more »
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