Use of text or a phrase displayed on apparel does not function as a trademark, but is considered merely "decorative use" and is not registrable. A trademark should be an indicator of the source of goods or services, as a brand.
We are starting an online business called Highly Legal Herbs. We have filed a trademark for multiple clothing items with this name. Do we have to file a trademark for anything else on the business name to protect it?
Starting an online business and deciding on what to trademark involves strategic planning to protect your brand effectively. When you file a trademark for clothing items under the name "Highly Legal Herbs," you're taking a significant step in protecting your brand within the clothing...View More
The name I selected is Department of health and medicine. In the about us section of the website, I have a disclaimer, saying that we are not a government organization. I am not making money from this website yet, but I plan to in the future. The LLC name is completely different so I will be DBA... View More
Based on the information you provided, there is certainly a possibility that you could run into issues with that name. The best way to avoid receiving a cease and desist letter is to perform a comprehensive clearance search of the name before putting it in use. A proper search will reveal any...View More
I am looking to add the phrase to clothing and promo items such as mugs, wall art, etc. Also, pay attention to how I utilize the lower case of "i am" and uppercase of "UNIQUE" as well. Not sure that matters.
Would this be permissible, or enfringe on the trademark?
It would depend in part on what each seller is selling. The purpose of a trademark is to help consumers distinguish between sellers, so that consumers know the specific "source" of the products/services they're buying. Using a phrase that someone else is already using to sell...View More
It depends. Two people may be able to use the same trademark to each sell a different product or service, if doing so wouldn't confuse consumers. [EX: Delta Air Lines and Delta Faucet] However, unless and until a knowledgeable attorney assesses the likelihood of confusion (or lack thereof), it...View More
Trademark registrations are cancelled in most instances due to the failure of its owner to file with the USPTO a statement of continuing use. These maintenance filings are due in the fifth year after registration and in the ninth year to renew for another ten year term.
Artwork and typography are usually protected by copyright law. And brands (company names and logos) are protected through trademark law. The answer to your question should start with figuring out who owns the rights to the image or trademark that you want to use.
I can only guess, based on information provided, that you mean trademarked logo and not patented logo. If this is the case, no you can not use trademark of someone else to create your own product. It could be copyright or trademark infringement. However for more complete answer you should seek a...View More
Starting a business to sell hemp-derived CBD products. All products .3% or under. We would also sell non-hemp CBD products. We are not looking to trademark any specific item, just the name of the company and logo which will appear on all items.
There are several pitfalls in registering trademarks for CBD products. One factor is the type of products and services for which you want to register your mark. The 0.3% disclaimer usually overcomes the objections for smoking products. There are additional rules for edible and topical products....View More
I invented this word back in 2005 as part of my non profit, Da Jesus Factory and outreach ministry slogan. Where P.E.A.C.E. IS Godufactured 24/7. I recently discovered that someone attempted to get a trademark for it but it appears it failed. Is it possible for me to obtain a trademark for it now.
You should consult a trademark attorney to see if the mark is in fact "suspended," and if so, for what reason(s) is the mark suspended. There can be a number of reasons why this could be the case, some would enable you to refile for the same mark, and others not so much.
It sounds like you want to use it with your brand. If that is the case, then it would be a trademark. It's best to hire a trademark attorney to do a comprehensive search. While that slogan may not be trademarked, there may be one that is so close to it that it causes confusion in the...View More
Well, assuming the grace period has already expired and there's no common law use or federal registrations/pending applications for anything identical or similar then you could attempt to register the mark. I'd recommend hiring a trademark attorney to search both the USPTO records and...View More
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, that both marks are indicating a common source of the goods/services.
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