Because of the substantially similar nature of your proposed mark to that already registered mark, your application would very likely be rejected by the USPTO for "likelihood of confusion." When making their decision, the Examining Attorney examines the proposed mark as a whole, and places...Read more »
This is a patent question. From the trademark standpoint, the mechanics of a game, or software coding, etc., is not a subject-matter of trademark law or with which trademark registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office is concerned. Trademark protection is extended to the word mark (name,...Read more »
He traded me vehicles across state lines and they said I'm going to be arrested. The vehicle is already in my name and licensed, they said it's my fault and their soon can't have criminal charges brought against him for taking "his" car, which turns out to be his fathers because he's a minor, yet... Read more »
For the media items, like movies & tv shows, I have embedded trailers from YouTube into the listings. According to YouTube, as long as videos are embedded and not copy & pasted, this is perfectly acceptable, allowable, and legal, found here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en .... Read more »
There are a number of ways to file a patent in Belgium as well as other countries. The first step is going to be determining if you're only interested in Belgium or if you'd like to file in other countries as well. From there, you will have to decide if you'd like to draft your own application or...Read more »
That probably is going to run into an objection from Disney since its very related to an existing mark. Even if there is no registration for "IMAGINEER" if Disney uses that term in commerce, then it probably has trademark rights to it. That's because trademark rights don't depend on a registration,...Read more »
The term, "ABANDONED - NO STATEMENT OF USE FILED" is used by the U. S. Trademark Officer. It means when the applicant has not replied to the Trademark office and the applicant has failed to file "statement of use" then, USPTO abandons the mark. The mark is not valid anymore and it is free for...Read more »
You advise them of your newly trademark phrase and give them an adequate amount of time to take care of it simply b/c it is potential infringement, as a courtesy. Or you can follow up with an attorney to draft it up for you.
I hired an attorney for a DUI case, i was making monthly payments and he always showed up for court. I made final payment in December, attorney did not show up for january or feburary court date. on february court date asked judge for public defender judge says he can not assign public defender... Read more »
That is unfortunate. I suggest that you first contact the Illinois State Bar association. They may be able to provide new contact information or clarify your attorney's status. If that fails, I suggest that you next contact the Illinois Board of Bar Overseers to discuss...Read more »
This is not a question that has an easy answer. An attorney would need to review all the facts. Unless you have an ownership interest in the trademark registration, a business partner may not have standing to join the proceeding. If not, you may be able to move to file an amicus brief in support...Read more »
Hello. The trademark application in the link actually never got registered. They filed the application as an "intent to use" application, meaning that they were not using the mark in commerce at that time, but intended to do so at some time in the future. Their application was allowed back in...Read more »
You can search for federal trademarks at the USPTO via the TESS system. There are two possible registrations that may prevent you from securing a trademark: "Unlabeled Society" and "Unlabeled State of Mind." Both are registered in international class 25 (clothing). So, if you pursued a trademark...Read more »
I currently have an idea for a new app. However I currently lack the technical skill to create it, and I am considering finding outside assistance. In this case, would I be the primary owner of the enterprise or would credit go to the person who had the skill to take the idea and turn it into a... Read more »
The contract between you and the person who creates your app, as crafted by an attorney, would define who owns the underlying intellectual property. Absent contractual agreement and any real participation on your behalf, other than supplying the idea, if you're seeking to copyright the code of...Read more »
I'd like to title my column "7upandwine" and have a correspondinge website "7upandwine.com" -- Would including "7up" in my column name and website open me up to legal response? For example does it infringe on some kind of copyright law? I'd eventually like to syndicate this column, so I want to be... Read more »
I'm looking to write a book with a friend of mine about certain personal experiences of many of our community members. We will likely have folks who are happy to share their personal information (such as names) for the book, as well as those who wish to remain anonymous, but still want to share... Read more »
What you should do is sit down with a local attorney who handles media law and has experience with publishing. That way they can cover all of your basis. An ounce of prevention saves a pound of flesh (or something like that).
I'm writing a grant proposal to help parents and teachers support students in Kindergarten - 2nd grade that are struggling in reading in urban schools. I am trying to develop a home audio program (for educational purposes, not for profit) for these students since their parents may not be able to... Read more »
Most likely you will need to get the publisher's permission (unless the books are old enough to be in a public domain, i.e. not protected by copyright law). Fair use exception applies to a chapter from a book, or a small portion of a movie,etc. but would not protect you from copying an entire book,...Read more »
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