There are several federal trademark registrations of marks including WATSON, which is a surname. IBM does not have an exclusive right to the word, and does not have a registration in the category for financial services, so you should be able to register WATSONX.
Absolutely, if a trademark application has reached a status of "602 - Abandoned-Failure to Respond or Late Response," it means that the previous applicant has lost their rights to that trademark due to their failure to respond to a USPTO office action within the allotted time frame....View More
Claiming a "Status 602 - Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response" in a trademark application or registration involves several crucial steps. First, you should access your USPTO account and review the current status of your trademark. It's essential to carefully examine any...View More
Can I use team names from the NHL? Or a list of movies in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe? A list of books written by Stephen King? I want to expand my hobby to the creative side, but don't want to open myself up to a copyright or trademark lawsuit.
Using names and other intellectual property (IP) in your own work without permission or a license may infringe on the rights of the owners of that IP, potentially leading to legal issues such as copyright or trademark infringement.
Using team names from the NHL, a list of movies in the...View More
It's difficult to give a definitive answer without knowing more details about your business and the products you plan to sell, but in general, using "Black Label" as a company name may be problematic because it's a common term that is used by many companies in various...View More
BITSY BOOP, with a design of a little girl, was registered by the Hearst corporation in 1998 for tee shirts, and one half of Hearst's interest was assigned to Fleischer Studios in 1999. The joint owners failed to maintain the registration with a required statement of continuing use in 2005,...View More
Federal trademark registration is not necessary for use of the trademark, and the mark may continue to be used by its owner pending its registration. Until the registration has been issued, however, its owner does not have the ability to sue in federal court for its infringement.
I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that... View More
This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.
HEE HAW was registered as a mark for entertainment services in 1992 and has been renewed. Your proposed mark would be considered infringing if used for similar services, and the minor difference in spelling is of no significance.
You may be able to obtain a federal trademark for your business name in connection with the goods or services you offer. To do so, you will file an application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, describing the mark and the class(es) of goods and services the mark will relate to....View More
A mark that is primarily merely a surname is not registrable. Branco is a surname. If it has no other distinctive meaning other than being a surname, the application to register it as trademark will be denied.
It depends. You may be able to file under either name (the short name or the long name) but you would need to perform a clearance search to see exactly how everything was filed and then make a determination based on that. With trademark clearances, we would look at names that are the same but also...View More
If someone has the exact mark trademarked you run a high risk of infringement. But it’s possible you could have good counter arguments depending on a number factors. For example, knowing how LK uses this mark in commerce would be highly determinative.
If i make a company that has a similar but different spelling in the name than one that is currently copyrighted or trademarked, could i possibly be sued? I have no affiliation with said company nor do i sell or copy anything of said company, just two similar names. There is a trademark for the... View More
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