l want to inquire about the possibility of registering a joint name i.e. "PETER and PAUL". I would like the use both names to label my product or would either use PETER or PAUL separately for the same category of product. Is this allow in U.S trademark law.
Whatever name you register and get approved with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is what is protected. In your example, if you registered “Peter and Paul,” then you could use that mark. However, if you just used Peter or Paul separately, they would not have trademark protection...Read more »
I released music to Distrokid in March and May under my artist name Jilian Ann. There happens to be another Jillian Ann who has released music in the past who just contacted me claiming she owns the trademark to Jillian Ann and has threatened legal action on me if I don't change my artist... Read more »
I want to make t-shirts with the box logo, but without the word "supreme." I am making shirts with simular (looks exactly the same) font with the same red but it says "Winga." Is this illegal? I am also making shirts with other colors.
You should only include one trademark per application. The test for infringement of a trademark is the likelihood of confusion. So, if blue moon were registered, it's very likely that the other words/phrases you suggested would also be protected. If you protected blue moon, it protected in...Read more »
Trademark registration is different than copyright registration in that the purpose is protect consumers' expectations of a product or service's source and quality. It does not protect the registrant's "creative ownership" of a phrase or design, etc.
You need to execute and record a trademark assignment. Any trademark attorney should be able to prepare this. I would note, before transferring the trademark, you must account for how the new owner will use the trademark. If not done correctly, the trademark could become abandoned.
An attorney would need to know more facts to answer this question. The type of goods or services each mark is associate with, the overall appearance of the two marks, the content of the registration, which mark was used first, and several other factors are relevant to the question. Before using a...Read more »
It depends on the context in which you use the word Orca and the context that the trademark applicant plans to use the word in. You may have grounds to cancel the trademark. An attorney would need to review all the facts to determine if you have a case.
Hello. I've answered a very similar question on here before. First off, the primary issue with regard to using any trademark is as to HOW you use it. If somebody has a trademark that they use in conjunction with their sales of baked goods, and somebody else wants to use the same or similar...Read more »
I recently purchased many portable speakers from a vendor in China. The company produces many authentic speakers (iLepo), but they also wholesale "fake" JBL speakers on a international wholesale store.
The speakers look pretty similar, but they intentionally took off the logo on... Read more »
if you use the stickers you are infringing on another company's trademark. The speakers may also violate someone's patent but you can assume not for the moment. if you want to sell them then use the name of mfg or create your own brand.
Both sound like a trademark that might be challenged for lack of uniqueness as they are common colloquialisms. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,...Read more »
Do an IP search to see if there are any competing trademarks. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...Read more »
I have a blog and own a domain name for FoodNetworkFandom.com. I know that "Food Network" is trademarked but I do not use copyrighted material to sell but have created a custom logo for my domain which I want to produce merchandise for along with creating more of my own content for sale.
That sounds risky, as it may cause confusion among reasonable consumers. You may face legal consequences. Why not try something more creative? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read...Read more »
We are looking to do a certification for nutritional supplements, with the name "Perfectly Paleo". If a supplement meets certain key requirements, we will certify it "Perfectly Paleo". A check of TESS shows that there is a trademark for "Perfectly Paleo" and it is... Read more »
More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...Read more »
I've heard of people having their jewelry on etsy removed due to having a semicolon in their design. It does refer to the project semicolon organization but is just the actual punctuation mark, not their logo or anything like that. Is it still not allowed?
I see no basis for an IP assertion of rights re: simply a semicolon. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...Read more »
Have a local trademark lawyer evaluate your specific situation and advise.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for...Read more »
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