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Q: if the description of mark involves font, the words printed in a different font aren't trademarked correct?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 8, 2021

You still have the trademark right because, if others use different font but the same words, on a similar product or service, consumers may be led to think that the product or service is from you, hence it will be trademark infringement.

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Q: We are strictly a local business in SD, and we want to trademark "Handcrafted In the Name of Beer" but "In the Name of..

Beer" is already trademarked by a company in FL, who only does business in FL. Could we trademark ours and be safe? Would we legally have issues or is this allowed?

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Nov 17, 2017

You may be able to register a state level trademark, assuming the other company has a state level trademark and not a national level trademark. It is also possible that there may be an error in the other company's trademark filing or that you have superior rights to the mark based on prior... Read more »

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Q: We are wanting to trademark a slogan for our company, "Handcrafted In the Name of Beer" but "In the Name of Beer"

Please remove Q&A.

Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Nov 16, 2017

This would most likely lead someone to confusion between the marks and as such, you should probably find a different name.

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