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2 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Since "Pikachu" is internationally trademarked by Nintendo; could I use the name "Vampikachu" as my stream/channel name?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 25, 2021

The standard is whether it is confusingly similar. It depends on the service. If it is gaming, you may have a problem. If it is for industry that is far from that, it should be okay. You should work with an attorney to conduct a thorough research before you start.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Can someone sue an individual who directly misuses them financially? I'm disabled.

This man was homeless and I chose to help him, he used me, he has money, and always did, he pretended to care for me, to keep a roof over his head. He is abusive.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 10, 2021

It depends on what you want him to do. You can ask him to leave. If he refuses, you can sue to eject him.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: I want to trademark High AF as a brand and logo how can i do this since there is an un-used trademark of the same name?

I am a new entrepreneur with a Bachelors Degree in grapic design looking to start a new company. I will use the moniker High AF where the current owner has not used that moniker. As i understand it is owned by a make-up company that does not use that moniker currently or ever to my knowledge. I am... Read more »

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on Aug 27, 2020

I’d be happy to discuss this on a call. Feel free to email me at and we can set up a time to chat.

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Someone in Israel is selling jewelry on a website with the same name as mine in the us. No trademark. Can I use it?

My business is in the US. The other person's business is in Israel. Both of us use a similar name and web address ( I registered my domain a year before. He added a hyphen.) He got his business running before I did. Neither of us have applied for trademarks but both would be operating similar... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 30, 2019

In general trademark protection is territorial

if they are not selling the same products under the same brand in the same territories, both may be able to coexist

if they are selling in the USA, they can claim rights over the brand, even if it is not registered

consult with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Collections and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal to draw up your own forms for Garnishing wages and use the Missouri Seal like the original form?

Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 8, 2019

Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at and your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Hey I want to start a brand with a brand name Amélie. How can I tell if that name is already taken?

I’m starting a hair extension business but in the future I want multiple business under the brand name (ex. Fenty by Rihanna). I need advice on trademarking the name and llc.

Ahaji Kirk Amos
Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Apr 15, 2019

I would recommend that you have a trademark attorney like myself conduct a trademark search for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Can I defend an Intellectual Property for selling an item on Amazon and receiving a Violation?

I've been selling Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 180 gelcaps for a few years. I typically buy from ebay and then sell them for more on Amazon. Therefore, I'm not an "authorized" seller to Nordic Naturals. Since I bought these items legally on ebay, is this still a violation... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Nov 30, 2018

It might still be trademark infringement. Just because you purchased the item on eBay doesn't mean it's a genuine product, or that your listing isn't causing consumer confusion. The eBay seller may be selling fakes or knockoffs. If so, then re-selling them on Amazon may be trademark... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: How do I deal with a Trademark infringement accusation ?

I made a "bunch" of Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls and put them on my esty shop. I listed them AS "Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls". After a week or so a spokesman for Warner Bro. submitted a notice of trademark infringement and Etsy took down the robes. IN that... Read more »

Andrew Zulieve Esq
Andrew Zulieve Esq answered on Oct 5, 2018

Go onto the U.S. Trademark Office website and access the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). Enter the search term "HARRY POTTER" in the basic word search option. This search will yield 52 live "Harry Potter" trademark registrations and three pending "Harry... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Can a Trademark be owned by more than one person or entity ?
Yan Zong
Yan Zong answered on Nov 13, 2017

Hi, yes a trademark can be owned than one person but it is not recommended.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: I prepared a research paper and sent it to my boss. I later saw it published with his name only. Is it legal?

I contacted the publisher and they are not willing to do anything. What are my options?

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Nov 13, 2017

Unfortunately, this happens to good researchers by bad bosses way too often, both in academia and in industry. I am sorry that it happened to you.

If you are a grad student or a post-doc, and you'll eventually need your boss's recommendation to get a good job down the road, it...
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