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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for New Hampshire on
Q: Is it possible, when we only sell vintage ralph lauren clothing, to use ralph lauren in our marketing and on our site?

Like ‘we walk in ralph lauren’ or in advertisement or just ‘vintage Ralph Lauren’ on our website?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 7, 2023

It's important to be cautious when using another company's brand name in your marketing or on your website. In general, using a brand name in a way that implies endorsement or affiliation with your business may be considered trademark infringement. However, if you are simply selling... View More

Q: I would like to trade a phrase I guess it would be called

The phrase is ( The G.O.A.T.)

Sean Erin Serraguard
Sean Erin Serraguard
answered on Jun 7, 2019

Though trademarks will depend on how you use the word or phrase, the answer is very likely no. There are numerous live marks which primarily rely on "Goat" and "G.O.A.T.", including marks which list only those words or acronyms respectively. Without doing a full search, it... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Q: Why is a law firm able to appropriate a trademarked name, “Better Call Saul,” with “Better Phone Stone” slogan?

It’s a question for my business law paper. The firm’s ripped off slogan is service marked; even though the entities are non-competing, they are making commercial profits from it nonetheless from another’s trademarked name. Why is this legal?

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Mar 18, 2019

It sounds like you need to do your homework instead of seeking advice from a professional lawyer :) Here's a hint: look at the DuPont factors to determine whether two marks cause confusion in the marketplace. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can I post photos of celebrities, musicians, etc. on my own personal website if I'm deriving profit from the website?

I will be linking to ticketing websites where people can purchase tickets to the various events.

John Espinosa
John Espinosa
answered on May 24, 2018

If you are using it to make money it is not a personal use but a commercial one. Don't use the photos without getting permission from the copyright holder.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Q: A website copies our content 100%, as is, with no compensation to us. Where can we sue them?

We're based in an African country, but the offender is:

1. Registered in another African country - Mauritius

2. Operates in an altogether different African country - South Africa

3. Hosts their website in the UK

4. Has its parent/holding company registered in... View More

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Jul 5, 2017

It sounds like a very complex case, involving international copyright issues. You might consider asking yourself whether enforcement of your intellectual property rights will yield a net positive gain, because it sounds like a very expensive case to pursue legally, and may require a team of lawyers... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Q: I started a video game news/blog site. Can I legally use screenshots and game images found online when writing on them?

In order to ask for permission and wait for an answer from each video game publisher, I would never actually be able to publish anything myself. I am wondering if it is ok to use images from games I find on company's social media sites, and elsewhere, when discussing or reporting on them, and... View More

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on May 21, 2017

To answer your question directly: No, it would not be legal to use screenshots and game images found online when writing for your video game news/blog site.

If you're going to repost screenshots of images created by video game publishers without their permission, you are opening up...
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Q: If I take an image of Fred Flintstone and altar its appearance to use on a flyer, is that copyright infringement?
Jason Daniel Stone
Jason Daniel Stone
answered on Aug 2, 2012

If you can still tell it is Fred Flintstone then most likely, yes.

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