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Q: If i use the word “Zynbabwe” on a product I want to sell, does that infringe on the trademarked name “Zyn”

Or similar words like zyner or Zynachino that refer to their products. Their trademark products are tobacco and nicotine pouches and that is not the product im trying to sell

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answered on Dec 6, 2023

Using the word "Zynbabwe" on your product may potentially raise trademark infringement concerns if it is similar enough to the trademarked name "Zyn," especially if it creates confusion among consumers. Trademark infringement is not just about using an identical mark; it also... View More

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Q: Is this word still available for purchase

The word blood ?

David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Sep 13, 2023

Assuming you are asking whether you can trademark this word, that depends on a few details. Are you using it with any other words? Do you want to trademark just the word or a stylized version of the word? And what goods or services do you want to trademark it for? (every trademark is filed in one... View More

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Q: I recently published a journal and I’m not entirely sure if the title of my journal is trademarked.

The search of the title is returning thousands of results. I don’t know how to narrow down the results to verify whether I can legally use the title or not.

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Aug 27, 2023

The title of a work is not capable of being copyrighted, so it is no surprise to find many instances of exact phrases repeated in descriptive titles. If the title were to be very strongly associated with its source, it might be claimed as a trademark, and could conceivably be infringed if the... View More

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Q: I recently published a journal and I’m not entirely sure if the title of my journal is trademarked.

The search of the title is returning thousands of results. I don’t know how to narrow down the results to verify whether I can legally use the title or not.

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

You can conduct a search for existing trademarks on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database to see if the title of your journal is already registered or pending registration. Keep in mind that not finding a match doesn't guarantee you're free from potential... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Arizona on
Q: Commercial Educational book Infringement

Hello, I wrote an educational book a few years ago and have cited all the material. I did not get permission to use any resources that I found online, as well as images used. However, the work has a cited page and all in-text citations (including the diagrams from Google). I would like to know if... View More

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

When using copyrighted material in your educational book, it is important to seek permission from the copyright owner, even if you provide proper citations. Simply citing the sources and stating "No infringement intended" does not guarantee protection from copyright infringement. This is... View More

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Q: I have a tshirt company that I’m going to launch the art in the tshirt is found on Pinterest although I had minor change

I had minor changes such as the eyes the post is reposted by some users in Pinterest . Will my art be copyrighted or can I claim the art as my own design .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 14, 2023

This is something that a copyright attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Product liability is more about injuries from dangerous products. You could repost and change the category to "Copyright." Some questions remain unanswered, but you might have better... View More

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Q: Does a trademark that has been abandoned still have rights? How do you aquire it?

Trademark" Bitchwear made with an attitude". Serial #74545460

Status:602-abandoned in 1994.

How do I aquire this trademark for myself. Is that even a thing? Because it was abandoned before the process was completed, is the trademark therefore null and void, and I can... View More

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Feb 16, 2022

The application to register the mark as an apparel brand was abandoned in 1995 for failure to respond to the trademark examiner's request for info or changes. That does NOT necessarily mean that the applicant's USE of the mark ceased, merely that the mark did not get registered.... View More

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Q: My competitor offers a similar service and uses a very similar domain name. Is this a trademark infringement?

For the past month I have been developing my SaaS product, and on the first day I purchased a domain name. Let's say that the domain is Service.ai.

I was doing competitor research the other day and I found that someone has launched a very similar service on their domain Servicing.ai.... View More

Thomas James
Thomas James
answered on Dec 15, 2021

In the U.S., trademarks arise through "use in commerce." "Commerce" means an actual commercial sale, lease or similar transaction involving a product or service. Reserving a domain name is important, but it isn't enough, by itself, to establish a trademark right. If the... View More

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Q: If I were to start a clothing brand named BRAINDEAD would I fit the criteria for a lawsuit?

If I did start the brand it would have my own original ideas and style. The only thing that would match would be the name BRAINDEAD, nothing else. Do you think I would still be applicable for a lawsuit?

Benjamin Charles Korray
Benjamin Charles Korray
answered on Dec 7, 2021

Before launching your brand you should conduct thorough trademark research. Trademark research will show you what companies are using that same name or a similar name. Based on such research, you can then make a good determination about whether you'd be exposing yourself to a lawsuit... View More

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Q: Can I print a similar design but with different wording and logo as the texas roadhouse logo without infringing trademak
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Dec 28, 2020

Depends on how similar it is.

You should consult with an attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Arizona on
Q: I was contacted by someone who says they own the trademark to a brand that I have been using since 2008. They filed 2015

How can I go after them to reverse the Trademark?

Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
answered on Sep 6, 2020

First, a point of clarification - a trademark and a trademark registration are not the same thing... they're kind of like a car and its title, or a house and its deed.

If you've been commercially using your mark since 2008 without a federal trademark registration, you have what...
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Q: If full send is trademarked, how would we go about getting full send AZ trademarked?
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
answered on Aug 30, 2020

The USPTO handles federal trademark registration. However if this other trademark is registered, adding just a few letters to the name name may not be enough to overcome a likelihood of confusion refusal particularly if the marks are used in the same or related class/categories. Consult with a... View More

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Q: if i am producing a product that uses another product, do I have to get the permission from the product I am using ?
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Maybe. If the other product is patented, it might act as a "blocking" patent against your product. This can occur if a claim of the patented product "reads on" your end-product (e.g., if your product has each and every element, or substantial equivalent, of one of the related... View More

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Q: Do I have the rights to a trademark that I used first, but another company filed 2 years after my use?

I wrote a business plan in November 2017 for a ready-to-drink nootropic coffee beverage. I planned on using the name Cognitive Coffee and have emails documenting this. I now want to start the company but on April 15, 2019 Terrasoul Superfoods trademarked Cognitive Coffee for a powdered coffee with... View More

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answered on Jul 22, 2020

Creating a business plan won't constitute the "use" required by the statute for a trademark registration. The USPTO will likely issue a refusal because the goods are similar and the likelihood of confusion would exist. Please feel free to call or email me if I can assist you further.

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Q: Luna Wellness is a registered trademark per this website. What's the best way to obtain the rights to luna wellness ?

Just starting the company (health and eventually expanding to nursing services).

Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
answered on Jun 22, 2020

You can try contacting the registered owner and negotiating a purchase or license of the trademark.

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Q: Trademark registration in AZ

I own two-word domain name as an example, "GuideExample.com," I purchased this domain many years ago due to the name "GuideExample" it was first used by the previous company in 2002 to sell digital products and services till May 2008.

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answered on May 1, 2020

When you say "first used by the previous company" did you purchase the business and the goodwill that went along with it? If not, the use date is based on your first use of the mark in commerce. You can't stack your use on the use of someone else if they are not a predecessor in... View More

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Q: What would be a good example of a trademark class 35 specimen for a car club
Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
answered on Apr 8, 2020

Class 35 generally concerns advertising and business management. Not sure what aspect of a car club would fit within that category/description to find an appropriate specimen. You might want to speak with local trademark counsel to identify what would be the correct class and whether class 35 is... View More

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Q: What constitutes "use in commerce" in videogame development?

If I am actively developing a video game for downloadable platforms, do I have to wait until I am actually selling my game to register my mark or is announcing the project/maintaining a web presence/updating a devblog enough to constitute "use"?

John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla
answered on Feb 17, 2020

No, it must be able to actually be purchased by end-users via Google Play, iTunes, or Android store, or other platform, in order to be "in use in interstate commerce."

It is possible to file an "intent to use" prior to this point, while you are in development. Please...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Arizona on
Q: Question re: intellectual property (software, trademarks), closing a CA LLC partnership, and marital property and debt.

I want to hire someone for legal advice but don't know what type attorney I need.

I had my own IT business prior to marriage. While married I formed a CA LLC partnership with then husband and a family member of his.

I filed for divorce and it went through uncontested, but the... View More

Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick
answered on Aug 20, 2019

you need a business attorney and possibly a family lawyer as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Arizona on
Q: I own a trademark and my website with the name got hijacked by a cybersquatting company. Lost profits ect. Options?

Serial Number87052190

Registration Number5127750

Word MarkFLEEKNSLEEK

Fleeknsleek.com

Ahaji Kirk Amos
Ahaji Kirk Amos
answered on May 17, 2019

You need to have a consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. There are many.

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