I would like to use a recognizable character name and image in a satirical blog/online content context. What are the parameters of parody law and fair use policy that would allow me to do so legally? If this question is off base, how could I alter or tweak the image to comply with fair use... Read more »
You'll need to execute a Trademark Assignment Agreement which effectively assigns the trademark and any goodwill associated with the mark to the new owner. Then that Owner can file an amendment with the USPTO. If you need assistance with any of this feel free to email me at...Read more »
The question when comparing an existing trademark to a potentially infringing one is always this: is there a reasonable likelihood of confusion? So, if a consumer sees one mark, is it reasonably likely that they might believe it to come from the owner of the other mark? As part of this analysis,...Read more »
Hello. Unfortunately, it's impossible to answer your question without knowing exactly where it is you left off. Assuming you are filing for federal registration, after you file, nothing much happens for quite a while (several months). Then an examiner is assigned, and very often they will...Read more »
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