Every licensed attorney has a legal and ethical duty to keep confidential everything you disclose, unless they let you know in advance that they may have a conflict of interest. Many people consider this to be sufficient to protect your interests. You can also ask the attorney to sign a...Read more »
Hi, trademarking a brand is a two step process. First, you’ll need to do a clearance search to ensure that the name is available. Then, if the name is available, you can file for protection via a trademark application on the federal level with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office). If you...Read more »
Well, if you already conducted a search on the USPTO database and found something in conflict, you'll need to determine whether it's a pending application that may have encountered an initial refusal or if it's a registered trademark, and if it's the latter, you should check...Read more »
If the LLC is structured properly and the business is run in accordance with that structure, then yes. However, most lay business owners do not structure the LLC properly and do not run the business in a manner that allows the LLC to shield its owners from liability. You may schedule a free intro...Read more »
This is too broad a question to be answered without specific details.
A short and generalized response is that, first, it isn't the "federal court" that would take your assets but your judgment creditor and only by way of execution of their judgment via a replevin action...Read more »
I am from Kansas. I am going to start a citizen journalism youtube channel. Do I need to copyright or trademark the name 'The Citizen journalist'. I was told that if commerce happened under the name that it is auto trademarked to me, is this true? If commerce under the name does lock... Read more »
You are talking about the difference between a common law trademark and a registered trademark. Different things with different rights and requirements. Here is a helpful resource: https://www.upcounsel.com/common-law-trademark
I'm changing the name of my business. I want to know what should be trademarked, included on all advertizing, logo's, and signage. Is it okay for the business to legally have one name, registered with the State of Missouri and still have a logo that identifies the business by another... Read more »
If you want to conduct business under anything other than the legal name of the business, you will need to register an assumed name, which is different than a trademark. You are not required to trademark any aspect of the business name or branding. Although it can be very beneficial to do so....Read more »
To contest a trademark, you need to retain and attorney to file either file a opposition or cancellation proceeding, depending on the status of the registration. I am unsure what you mean by "placing a trademark."
This needs to be assessed privately by a lawyer. You don't want the answer in a public forum like this. Plus it requires some analysis of your business, and the existing trademark registration to provide you with the answer you are seeking. I recommend you hire an intellectual property lawyer...Read more »
Long answer: It depends on whether the two goods are so related as to potentially cause consumer confusion (which is a core issue in trademark law). The other thing that must be evaluated is whether the crossover from clothing to "a household good" is within...Read more »
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