There would need to be a side by side comparison to know for sure.
Generally, one can commit trademark infringement if there is use of a mark where: (a) the mark is the same as -- or similar to -- another mark; and (b) that use will cause likelihood of confusion to a potential consumer,...Read more »
Sometimes the band will have their own website that will direct you where to ask for a license. Also you can go to the music publisher – depending – many times that is more for the music itself but they might overlap or direct you to the right person/lawyer in charge of selling the IP of the...Read more »
The USPTO has the information for either the attorney of record or the mark owner in the TSDR (Trademark Status & Document Retrieval) info for the mark. You can reach out to the attorney or owner with an inquiry.
It would be a bad idea for me to guess what led to the abandonment and what response you filed. It would be a good idea for you to contact the USPTO help desk as they can look into the electronic file and let you know the next step.
You can call 571 272 4200 ( they have several phone...Read more »
Probably, yes. A primary element of trademark law is active use.
If the mark is abandoned (formally with the USPTO), then it's a pretty safe bet that you can use it without running into infringement issues--at least with respect to that registration. And assuming the mark is eligible...Read more »
Yes. There is a company called Delta that runs an airline, and a company called Delta that manufactures plumbing fixtures. Because the lines of business are so completely different, there is no possibility of confusion between the two. It gets trickier if there are possible areas of overlap, or...Read more »
I'm working to sell children's toys online as an affiliate marketer of Amazon.com. I am trying to determine if I'm legally allowed or permitted by The Ratman Chronicles authors/owners to feature the same words as are in the TV series title itself as a part of my domain name I... Read more »
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