I found that this individual has successfully managed to register my brand name (which I did not trademark) with US, EU and UK trademark offices. He copied my website and is now copying my products and selling them internationally under my brand name.
You have urgent need to retain experienced counsel to address the hijacking of your brand.
The infringer's trademark registration can be cancelled based upon your prior use, even though you had not registered it. You also have grounds to sue for trademark infringement and unfair...Read more »
The exhibition venue is available to the public, but the admission is ticketed. The fashion brand is a well-know public-facing entity, though, they do not have any affiliation with this exhibition. I am marketing and advertising this as an “honorary tribute and retrospective” and am making sure... Read more »
Use of the trademark to identify the goods exhibited, so long as they are authentic and not counterfeit, is allowable and referred to as "nominative fair use" of the brand. It would be prudent, however, to state in promotional materials that the exhibitor is not affiliated with the brand...Read more »
A logo for a business is an issue of trademark law rather than copyright law because your logo is how a potential customer would recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors.
To properly answer this question, you should meet with an attorney to discuss details...Read more »
In my graphic novel that I plan on selling, I have a chapter where my original character fights costumed characters like Shrek, Batman, Elmo, Buzz Lightyear and Spiderman in Times Square. I make it very clear that there are fat disgusting men inside the costumes and that it's not actually... Read more »
While it appears that the application was abandoned many years ago, you should have a trademark attorney conduct a search to make sure that a similar trademark was not registered. The USPTO will deny a similar mark if it creates confusion in the marketplace, so it doesn't have to be the exact...Read more »
There is a magazine company using a name that I would like to use for my clothing brand (I must add that they have registered copyright over this name in the magazine sector but it has since been cancelled section 8). If I were to create a clothing brand under this name and potentially register... Read more »
This is a trademark question, not a copyright question. If the magazine's trademark registration for printed matter has been canceled, and there is no other current user of the mark for apparel, then you may be able to use and register the mark for apparel. You should consult a qualified...Read more »
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