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Q: Is it possible, when we only sell vintage ralph lauren clothing, to use ralph lauren in our marketing and on our site?

Like ‘we walk in ralph lauren’ or in advertisement or just ‘vintage Ralph Lauren’ on our website?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 7, 2023

It's important to be cautious when using another company's brand name in your marketing or on your website. In general, using a brand name in a way that implies endorsement or affiliation with your business may be considered trademark infringement. However, if you are simply selling... View More

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Q: I have a newly created motorcycle group with a name and patch. Is it best to trademark or copywrite?

This group is truly a group and not considered a motorcycle club. We have documented bylaws and an executive board who holds titles and positions. We are attempting to protect the name and image of the patch but want to know if it is better to trademark or copywrite.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 14, 2021

Probably both.

definitely a trademark, you should consult with an attorney as soon as you can.

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Q: Hi, My company is called Seacoast House Cleaning, is that infringing on company with the trademark Seacoast Cleaning

We are both in the same area, they issued a cease and desist because of trademark infringement.

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Apr 11, 2019

You need to engage a lawyer. You don't want an opinion expressed here publicly. There may be ways to oppose their claim or reach a mutual agreement, but these matters should be discussed confidentially. I would be pleased to evaluate your case further free of charge. 202-713-5292.

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Q: Why is a law firm able to appropriate a trademarked name, “Better Call Saul,” with “Better Phone Stone” slogan?

It’s a question for my business law paper. The firm’s ripped off slogan is service marked; even though the entities are non-competing, they are making commercial profits from it nonetheless from another’s trademarked name. Why is this legal?

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Mar 18, 2019

It sounds like you need to do your homework instead of seeking advice from a professional lawyer :) Here's a hint: look at the DuPont factors to determine whether two marks cause confusion in the marketplace. Good luck!

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Q: Can I use the BMW M colors in a logo for a vehicle repair shop that works on BMW vehicles?

Wondering if I can use the colors in a logo design without trademark or copyright infringement?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Feb 27, 2019

No, unless you get explicit permission from the owner of the brand.

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Q: How do I go about getting trademark for a motorcycle riding club?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Aug 30, 2018

You would do it exactly the same way like with any other trademark: you can file it yourself, or you can hire a trademark lawyer to do for you.

But two points that you need to be aware of:

(1) There are a number of MCs out there, and their marks and logos are often similar to each...
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Q: I started a video game news/blog site. Can I legally use screenshots and game images found online when writing on them?

In order to ask for permission and wait for an answer from each video game publisher, I would never actually be able to publish anything myself. I am wondering if it is ok to use images from games I find on company's social media sites, and elsewhere, when discussing or reporting on them, and... View More

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on May 21, 2017

To answer your question directly: No, it would not be legal to use screenshots and game images found online when writing for your video game news/blog site.

If you're going to repost screenshots of images created by video game publishers without their permission, you are opening up...
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