Is "feasty" a made up word? Your use in commerce to identify the source of goods or services is use as a trademark. If you want nation wide protection then contact an attorney with Trademark experience who can file an application. Cost including the Federal Trademark Office filing fee...Read more »
Its music that I wish to allow the public to distribute while retaining commercial rights by licensing my work as CC BY NC 4.0. However, I would like to use a band name and a logo to promote this music while also selling physical media and merch.
Registering your name as a trademark is not required to accomplish this goal, but it is definitely advisable! A registered TM gets you lots of additional federal protections (nationwide rights, presumptive priority, ability to sue for attorney's fees, etc). Please consult an IP attorney to see...Read more »
A trademark application with a status of abandoned may still be in use by the owner or some other user. Before using or registering any trademark, it is important to work with a trademark attorney to guide you through the process. Using a trademark that is in use by another business in the same or...Read more »
I need more information before I can answer this question. Reviving an expired (abandoned) trademark can be done fairly simply with a petition if it is done within 6 months from the date of the abandonment.
Your first step should be to have a trademark attorney assess why it was abandoned. For example, it might be that the Examining Attorney for the USPTO issued an Office Action that the applicant did not think he or she could overcome. If that is the case, you may not be able to get the trademark...Read more »
For example I use the iconic "LA" logo on a hat to sell for my business, would that be trademark infringement. Let's say I change the font size, or flip the letter upside down, or add coloring, does it make a difference? Does this apply for the "SF' in SF Giants as well?
If a mark being used is confusingly similar to another trademark and/or causes confusion as to the source of the goods or services (ie. where consumers may believe the other company to be the source of the goods), the use may be deemed trademark infringement.
If the intended trademark is confusingly similar to another trademark and both trademarks would be used in the same or related category(s) of goods/services, then using such a trademark could be deemed infringement and would likely receive a rejection of trademark registration. However many similar...Read more »
Trademarks are registered in the exact way that they are used in commerce. If someone attempts to register a confusingly similar name for the same class/category of goods or services, where there is a likelihood of confusion, their application for trademark registration will very likely be...Read more »
I started the process through LegalZoom and wasn’t familiar with corresponding and had a few quick address changes so things were lost in the mail. Is there a quick way to respond to something like that or does the process need to being again
If it's a federal trademark, then there are several ways to handle it but it's going to depend on when and why it was abandoned. Your best bet is to consult with a trademark attorney to discuss the details and decide on the best course of action for your specific situation.
I have an app that lists information about menu items from a coffee chain with over 400 store locations in the US. Specifically it lists the officially recognized name of the drink that you can order, what flavors are in it, a brief description, and the various ways you can order it (americano,... Read more »
Sounds like you're on the right side. If you're being clear to your readers and app users that you are not this coffee chain, and that they don't endorse you, and you're not selling coffee, then you're not violating their trademark. You are allowed to talk about...Read more »
The trademark registration application fee is going to be calculated based on the number of different classifications you choose. If you select classifications that don't have the same "numbers", you will be charged one fee for each "number".
Generally, trademark owners of registrations must file must file a Declaration of Use and/or Excusable Nonuse between the 5th and 6th years after the registration date. Forms are available on the USPTO website or consult with a trademark attorney to assist you.
If your mark is registered, and assuming that they are telling the truth about using the mark first, you can sue to have their mark limited to a certain geographic area or a certain type of product/service. In a case I dealt with like this, a lawsuit was filed but the parties came to an agreement...Read more »
Adding a hyphen in the middle of a trademarked word or phrase is usually not enough to overcome a likelihood of confusion registration rejection for trademarks that are virtually identical and operate within the same class.
You should consult with an attorney before proceeding since there are many legal and business factors to consider. The trademark registration may be "dead" as to one trademark user but perhaps still in use by that user (or some other user who may have common law rights). Also the...Read more »
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