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Q: Hi, My company is called Seacoast House Cleaning, is that infringing on company with the trademark Seacoast Cleaning

We are both in the same area, they issued a cease and desist because of trademark infringement.

Griffin Klema answered on Apr 11, 2019

You need to engage a lawyer. You don't want an opinion expressed here publicly. There may be ways to oppose their claim or reach a mutual agreement, but these matters should be discussed confidentially. I would be pleased to evaluate your case further free of charge. 202-713-5292.

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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 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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Q: Can I use the BMW M colors in a logo for a vehicle repair shop that works on BMW vehicles?

Wondering if I can use the colors in a logo design without trademark or copyright infringement?

Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Feb 27, 2019

No, unless you get explicit permission from the owner of the brand.

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Q: How do I go about getting trademark for a motorcycle riding club?

Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 30, 2018

You would do it exactly the same way like with any other trademark: you can file it yourself, or you can hire a trademark lawyer to do for you.

But two points that you need to be aware of:

(1) There are a number of MCs out there, and their marks and logos are often similar to each...
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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 if... Read more »

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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