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.
In your email to IBM, politely explain your intent to use the domain "WATSONX.NET" for financial services and clarify that there are no existing trademarks associated with that name. Request more information regarding their objection and express your willingness to address any concerns...View More
Once you produced the script in written form, you acquired copyright protection. Whether you have a case for copyright infringement will depend on a number of factors, including the similarity of the two works. You should consult a qualified copyright attorney with the details of your case.
Whether you have a case depends on various factors, including whether you can demonstrate that your script was original and that the publisher had access to it. Copyright law protects original creative works, including scripts, once they are fixed in a tangible medium. Consult with an intellectual...View More
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
To claim a "Status 602 - Abandoned-Failure to Respond or Late Response" in a trademark case, you would need to have failed to respond to an action from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the allotted time frame or not responded at all. To rectify this, you might...View More
If a patent application has not yet passed the FER (First Examination Report) stage, then it is still pending and has not been granted as a patent. During this stage, the patent examiner reviews the application to determine if it meets the requirements for patentability.
The cost to acquire the copyright for Inspector Gadget will depend on various factors such as the current owner, the terms of the acquisition, and negotiations between parties. It is recommended to consult with a qualified intellectual property attorney or agent who can assist in identifying the...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
Basic answer would be Yes, you can, as the copyright arises upon creation of the work. However there are some pros of registration of copyright in the U.S. or other few countries. You should seek intellectual property attorney to get the most efficient option for your situation.
Uncle passed years ago(10) then grams passes. 3 months ago my stepfather passes(no kids, just me since I was 3) and a few weeks ago my mother passed. My uncle was married with no children. Does my aunt(living in michigan) have any rights to my mom's house?( Only asset in the family) I was... View More
Hire a competent attorney in the County where the property is. You need a title search, a determination of heirship (maybe two bloodlines or more), and an Affidavit of Heirship, which will be the Heirs' recorded source of title. Better check the property taxes too, or the Trustee might sell...View More
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 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
Probably nothing. You can not wait around like that and expect to make it right now. Check the Register of Deeds to see if there is any real property you might be an heir at law of. If a Will was Probated look at the
Because all of those characters are either protected under copyright on trademark, your proposed activity would result in infringement. To help you better understand the implications of such intellectual property rights, both the Copyright Office and USPTO have excellent informative websites. I...View More
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