We were going to use these words on a yard sign to promote our church but I was informed by a member that these words are in a Disney show and may be protected.
answered on May 7, 2023
"This is the Way" is a trademarked phrase by Disney for their show "The Mandalorian." Using it for commercial purposes without permission could potentially lead to legal issues. It is best to come up with a unique and original phrase for your yard sign to avoid any trademark infringement.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
The application SN 74343304 (IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME) was for art prints, but was abandoned. Applications to register that mark for construction services and fitness centers were made but abandoned.
IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME is currently registered for use on apparel, but there... Read more »
I'm under the impression that trademarks are for business recognition so that "Extra thankful this year" trademarked would protect this as say a business slogan similar to "just do it". It would seem that I can still print "Extra thankful this year" as a baby... Read more »
answered on Aug 20, 2022
Yes, you are free to use, print for your personal use the mentioned slogan.
What is actually prohibited when it comes to trademark is the use of trademark in business in protected jurisdiction territory for protected goods or services.
If you have any... Read more »
I have a trademark NOA for a dating service that is free. It is a mobile phone application and a website that serves about 3500+ users - is fair game to file the statement of use for the trademark? Or do I need to start making sales on the app?
answered on Jun 9, 2022
This is not legal advice, but in general, a trademark owner does not need to show sales in order to satisfy the Statement of Use requirements in response to a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO. There are many charities and other nonprofits that own U.S. federal trademark registrations without ever... Read more »
Can I get permission from them to use in a different font? For strictly my business sign highly doubtful but worth a shot?
answered on May 5, 2022
[This is a trademark question, not a copyright question.]
Good Sam Enterprises has a federal trademark registration for the mark RV THERE YET? used for an online journal & for newsletters. An application to register RV THERE YET RESORTS was refused registration as confusingly similar.... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2021
The standard is whether it is confusingly similar. It depends on the service. If it is gaming, you may have a problem. If it is for industry that is far from that, it should be okay. You should work with an attorney to conduct a thorough research before you start.
This man was homeless and I chose to help him, he used me, he has money, and always did, he pretended to care for me, to keep a roof over his head. He is abusive.
answered on Jul 10, 2021
It depends on what you want him to do. You can ask him to leave. If he refuses, you can sue to eject him.
I am a new entrepreneur with a Bachelors Degree in grapic design looking to start a new company. I will use the moniker High AF where the current owner has not used that moniker. As i understand it is owned by a make-up company that does not use that moniker currently or ever to my knowledge. I am... Read more »
answered on Aug 27, 2020
I’d be happy to discuss this on a call. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to chat.
My business is in the US. The other person's business is in Israel. Both of us use a similar name and web address ( I registered my domain a year before. He added a hyphen.) He got his business running before I did. Neither of us have applied for trademarks but both would be operating similar... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2019
In general trademark protection is territorial
if they are not selling the same products under the same brand in the same territories, both may be able to coexist
if they are selling in the USA, they can claim rights over the brand, even if it is not registered
consult with... Read more »
Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2019
Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=103116 and your... Read more »
I’m starting a hair extension business but in the future I want multiple business under the brand name (ex. Fenty by Rihanna). I need advice on trademarking the name and llc.
answered on Apr 16, 2019
Trademark rights depend on use. You would need to search for similar federal (or state) registrations in the same class of goods or services and then analyze those registrations against your desired name and determine whether there is a likelihood of confusion under the DuPont factors. If that... Read more »
I've been selling Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 180 gelcaps for a few years. I typically buy from ebay and then sell them for more on Amazon. Therefore, I'm not an "authorized" seller to Nordic Naturals. Since I bought these items legally on ebay, is this still a violation... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2018
It might still be trademark infringement. Just because you purchased the item on eBay doesn't mean it's a genuine product, or that your listing isn't causing consumer confusion. The eBay seller may be selling fakes or knockoffs. If so, then re-selling them on Amazon may be trademark... Read more »
I made a "bunch" of Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls and put them on my esty shop. I listed them AS "Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls". After a week or so a spokesman for Warner Bro. submitted a notice of trademark infringement and Etsy took down the robes. IN that... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2018
Go onto the U.S. Trademark Office website and access the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). Enter the search term "HARRY POTTER" in the basic word search option. This search will yield 52 live "Harry Potter" trademark registrations and three pending "Harry... Read more »
answered on Nov 13, 2017
Hi, yes a trademark can be owned than one person but it is not recommended.
I contacted the publisher and they are not willing to do anything. What are my options?
answered on Nov 13, 2017
Unfortunately, this happens to good researchers by bad bosses way too often, both in academia and in industry. I am sorry that it happened to you.
If you are a grad student or a post-doc, and you'll eventually need your boss's recommendation to get a good job down the road, it... Read more »
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