New Hampshire Trademark Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
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.

Q: Why is a law firm able to appropriate a trademarked name, “Better Call Saul,” with “Better Phone Stone” slogan?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
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!

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

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Marcos Garciaacosta's answer
No, unless you get explicit permission from the owner of the brand.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
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 other, leading to confusion. Unless you have some unique club name or design, it may not be straightforward as with other marks.

(2) You also need to be aware of the trademarks owned by...

Q: I started a video game news/blog site. Can I legally use screenshots and game images found online when writing on them?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 21, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
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 liability for a copyright infringement lawsuit. Depending on the use, you may have a fairly strong argument that your use qualifies as "fair use," however, fair use is a defense to a copyright infringement...

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