Louisiana Trademark Questions & Answers

Q: is this trademark valid in the US, Lazy Bear Brewery

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Karima Gulick's answer
It looks like "Lazy Bear Brewing Company" which is a similar trademark was issued in the U.S.


Q: Im searching for a lawyer to trademark my clothing brand.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
Benton R Patterson III's answer
There are many qualified attorneys on Justia who offer free consultations. Feel free to reach out to some to discuss your trademark.

Q: Is a trademark usable if the status is Abandoned?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on May 10, 2017
Griffin Klema's answer
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 for trademark protection, you might even be able to register the mark yourself if you intend to use it, or are already using it in commerce.

At the state level, check with a Louisiana licensed...

Q: Is it possible to trademark the same name for a completely different service and product? Also different country?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 17, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
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 if one business is a natural outgrowth of the other.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
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 picture taken (and owned) by someone else?

Q: Cartoon series called "The Ratman Chronicles". I buy the domain name - "www.ratman-chronicles-toys". Will I get sued?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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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