There were two video games subtitled "It's About Time" in the 2010s decade, Electronic Arts' Plants vs. Zombies 2 upon its initial release in 2013, and Null Reference Games LLC's Cars with Guns: It's About Time in 2017, yet Activision was able to file a registration... View More
Regardless of what marks were in use, Activision was able to register this because no one else registered this mark for video games. If another party used a similar mark for video games before them, and that other party is still using that mark for video games, they could file a cancellation...View More
Although titles of works are not copyrighted, the characters and other elements of the book may be, so steer clear of infringing them. The other consideration is whether the title -- even if not subject to copyright -- may be registered as a trademark. You should consult an experienced...View More
Hello, the answer to your question depends various other circumstances such as in which country you are seeking trademark protection, if you are willing to use the lawyer services or not, if you are going to do preliminary trademark search and so on. I advice you to contact IP lawyer and provide...View More
If a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked? I would like to implement a slogan for my company but I am worried about using it because it is an alteration to this quote. "jngl, youngman, jngl" - jngl pronounced jungle
yes, it is possible, but it depends on a few more variables. Trademark is always registered for a certain territory and certain goods or services. If the older quote trademark is registered for software for instance and your business is going to be about providing restaurant...View More
Recently I invested $1000 into Dogecoin as it was at its lowest of 0.19 and just today this cryptocurrency has just reached its all-time high of 0.60. And because of the surge of this high buying for Dogecoin, Robinhood's crypto services went out and I couldn't sell nor buy during this... View More
Sure, anyone can sue anyone else; so f you have $400,000 I am sure you can find a bunch of security lawyers willing to try to slay a giant. But you need to forget about "bribery" and "string-attached manipulation."
Sometimes the band will have their own website that will direct you where to ask for a license. Also you can go to the music publisher – depending – many times that is more for the music itself but they might overlap or direct you to the right person/lawyer in charge of selling the IP of the...View More
There would need to be a side by side comparison to know for sure.
Generally, one can commit trademark infringement if there is use of a mark where: (a) the mark is the same as -- or similar to -- another mark; and (b) that use will cause likelihood of confusion to a potential consumer,...View More
The USPTO has the information for either the attorney of record or the mark owner in the TSDR (Trademark Status & Document Retrieval) info for the mark. You can reach out to the attorney or owner with an inquiry.
It would be a bad idea for me to guess what led to the abandonment and what response you filed. It would be a good idea for you to contact the USPTO help desk as they can look into the electronic file and let you know the next step.
You can call 571 272 4200 ( they have several phone...View More
Probably, yes. A primary element of trademark law is active use.
If the mark is abandoned (formally with the USPTO), then it's a pretty safe bet that you can use it without running into infringement issues--at least with respect to that registration. And assuming the mark is eligible...View More
I'm working to sell children's toys online as an affiliate marketer of Amazon.com. I am trying to determine if I'm legally allowed or permitted by The Ratman Chronicles authors/owners to feature the same words as are in the TV series title itself as a part of my domain name I... View More
Yes. There is a company called Delta that runs an airline, and a company called Delta that manufactures plumbing fixtures. Because the lines of business are so completely different, there is no possibility of confusion between the two. It gets trickier if there are possible areas of overlap, or...View More
That answer will depend on a number of factors, but as it relates to intellectual property law, the first question you have to answer before anyone can possibly respond to your question accurately:
Is this a picture you took (or own the rights to) that is of someone else, or is this a...View More
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