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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Hi, I’m a designer and I have a client who wants me to make them a logo for their future company. However Cont.

I think the Idea of using elements of an existing trademarked logo from another company may cause them some legal issues if they purse taking elements from another company’s logo

John Brian Hudak
John Brian Hudak answered on Jun 19, 2020

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,...
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Q: How do I obtain a license or sublicense to legally sell trademarked I.P?

I was told by a company that is licensed to sell Led Zeppelin t shirts that I can re-sell their designs.

John Brian Hudak
John Brian Hudak answered on Jun 19, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Will I run into trademark copyright issues by including "there's no place like home" in my event slogan?

I am helping host an event and we would like to use the slogan: "There's no place like home, and no taste like gumbo".

Furthermore, would the slogan: "There's no taste like gumbo", paired with a yellow brick road and red shoes for an event logo, cause any problems?

Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey answered on May 1, 2020

Probably not

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Q: How can I reach a trademark owner in regards to purchasing their mark?
Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Mar 3, 2020

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.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: HELLO, I RESPONDED TO THE ABANDONMENT EMAIL WITHIN TIME ALLOTTED BUT HAVE NOT RECIEVED REPLY FROM USPTO. WHAT'S NEXT?

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/my-side-of-the-tracks/53532522

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 30, 2019

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...
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Q: is this trademark valid in the US, Lazy Bear Brewery
Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Oct 9, 2017

It looks like "Lazy Bear Brewing Company" which is a similar trademark was issued in the U.S.

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4808:za883w.2.1

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Im searching for a lawyer to trademark my clothing brand.
Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Sep 22, 2017

There are many qualified attorneys on Justia who offer free consultations. Feel free to reach out to some to discuss your trademark.

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Q: Is a trademark usable if the status is Abandoned?
Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on May 10, 2017

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...
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Q: Is it possible to trademark the same name for a completely different service and product? Also different country?
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Apr 17, 2017

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: If I sold a tshirt with someone else's picture on it, what is the percentage of sales they would legally be entitled to?
Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Feb 6, 2017

That answer will depend on a number of factors, but as it relates to intellectual property law, the first question you have to answer before anyone can possibly respond to your question accurately:

Is this a picture you took (or own the rights to) that is of someone else, or is this a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Cartoon series called "The Ratman Chronicles". I buy the domain name - "www.ratman-chronicles-toys". Will I get sued?

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 »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 18, 2017

The domain name I believe is OK. Thre rest of it is murky and you'd really need to get some advice to avoid major issues.

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