Hi, I want to start running leadership trainings by a certain name (let's say ABC trainings). I've done a google search and found another company with the same name that teaches yoga trainings (ABC yoga trainings). Can I still use the company name or is this a bad idea? We're both in... View More
Much of answer here is going to be dependent on how the yoga company "registered" its name (or if it even registered its name). If it is only a Fictitious Name Registration (which is more of a "notice" filing in Pennsylvania than an "ownership" filing) or the filing...View More
Meaningful beauty, a skincare company, has a similar logo to my clothing brand Miss Boulevard. It looks like they haven’t renewed their trademark. Is it possible for me to submit my logo as a trademark?
If the trademark in question has indeed not been renewed and is considered abandoned, and if your logo is not confusingly similar to other existing trademarks, it may be possible for you to submit your logo as a trademark. Since the businesses operate in different industries, that may reduce the...View More
Trademarks are registered for use on specific goods or services. For example, the character DAFFY DUCK is registered in International Class 16 for "printed matter ... namely, comic books", and also for toys in International Class 28. The application to register the mark must be...View More
I'm wondering how I can see if this company's trademark can be considered abandoned if they're not active. The trademark for the business name Fused is taken but I've done a thorough search for this business and I can't find them anywhere on social media or online.
f a business name is already trademarked, it is essential to respect the rights of the trademark owner, even if the business appears to be inactive. Trademarks can still be valid and enforceable even if the business is not actively operating or visible online. To determine if the trademark is...View More
Im a patented inventor, my patents were jumped and improperly applied for a design patent and not a utility patent in the 80s, in 2021 or 2022 all my work over 50 yrs were removed from me and copied. I'm seeing my invention online being sold on facebook. 5 maybe more initial drawing were... View More
To protect your initial drawings and innovations, it is essential to consider applying for patents and/or copyrights. Patents protect inventions, while copyrights protect original works of authorship, including drawings. You should consult with an intellectual property attorney to assess the best...View More
Obtaining patents on bacteriophages or their products for treatment of human diseases in the US can be challenging due to several limitations. One limitation is that bacteriophages are naturally occurring entities, which the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not allow patents for....View More
Using the term "everwild" alone for your art, without any additional context or connection to the specific trademarked "everwild music festival," may not necessarily infringe on their trademark. Trademark infringement typically occurs when there is a likelihood of confusion...View More
The website link being submitted to them, contains information about a patent-pending invention. In the terms for Coca Cola, it said something like "you agree that anything you submit may be used by us royalty-free, non-exclusively, forever, etc." which is not what I want. Since I did not... View More
It's important to carefully review and understand the terms and conditions stated by Coca Cola before submitting any information or website links through their contact form. While the terms may include broad language regarding the use of submitted materials,...View More
I got most of the general ideas from ChatGPT and some from articles. I have sections labeled pros, cons, and tips, which are collected mainly the same way. I'm including sections about initial investment and expected income based on the average price of things taken from a multitude of... View More
When writing a non-fiction e-book on passive income and side hustle ideas, it is important to cite any sources that you use to support your ideas or claims. This includes any statistics, data, or other information that you gather from external sources.
After conducting a thorough search, I did not find any patents specifically for baby formula ice cream. However, it is possible that a patent exists for a similar product or for a specific process used to make baby formula ice cream. It is recommended to consult with a patent attorney for further...View More
How I understand it, a work is protected for the authors lifetime plus 70 years, since it was created in the early 2000’s. And since a company or corporation is the author and can’t “Die” when would it go into the public domain? Is it just protected for 95 years and then it’s free to use?
The timeframes you’re discussing relate to copyrights, not trademarks. For a trademark, as long as the owner continues to use the name and continues to timely submit the proper renewal forms and fees, their protection does not expire.
The artwork was no longer listed on the original artist’s website. I did a Google search and found a site call Rugsers that had the print for sell. I bought 2 different sizes, but the payment process made me wonder if the site was authorized to sell the prints.
It is possible that the reproduction prints being sold on the website could be infringing on the artist's copyright, especially if the website is not authorized to sell the prints. In general, it is important to make sure that you are purchasing artwork from a reputable source that has the...View More
I am wanting to start my business and I have designed a tire insert, it has similar properties to cushcore, my insert puts pressure on the tire providing outward pressure but the design of my product is quite different in dimensions. What would be considered a violation of this patent?
I'm sorry your question remains open for four weeks. You could try reposting under "Patents (Intellectual Property)" instead of this general "Uncategorized" heading. Some questions do go unanswered, but you could have better chances of a reply by reposting and adding...View More
I want my YouTube channel name to be called "Postscript." I'll be making video essays in which I'll review, offer critique, and discuss my opinion on various pieces of media, such as films, television shows, anime, video games, etc. I liked the name because it's as if my... View More
Hello there, you should discuss this with intellectual property lawyer in your area as there is a need for trademark search first for potential infringement of prior rights. Your question can not be duly answered without that. I wish you a good luck with your YouTube channel though.
1st Question: Would this fall safely under parody? (Yes I believe it to be parody and not satire as the image and words only produce comedic effect with the knowledge of the video game elements and stand alone does not create a comedic effect)
I used photoshop to impose two copyrighted... View More
It's not clear from your description what the superimposed images are a parody of. A parody is a "humorously exaggerated imitation" that borrows from a copyrighted work in order to make fun of it. So, it's very difficult to even comment (let alone give advice) without more...View More
It depends on how you use the trademarked image. Trademark infringement depends on a lot of factors such as: (1) strength of the marks, (2) relatedness of the goods, (3) similarity of the marks, (4) evidence of actual confusion, (5) marketing channels, (6) degree of consumer care, (7)...View More
Hi. I have a question about intellectual property and copyright. If I’ve written a book, how do I know if my book title is taken or if it’s too similar to other book titles? For example could I title it “The Adventures of Ozzy, the Big Blue Dog” or would that be in violation of the... View More
The short answer is that it depends on how litigious the rights holders would be. Based solely on the information in this this hypothetical, your risk of infringement would be low. That said, characters are subject to copyright protection so an A-to-B comparison of the character(s) would need to...View More
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