Whether you infringe and whether you need a patent are two different subjects.
With regards to infringing of a patent of another product you need to see a patent attorney, who will provide you with a non-infringement opinion. The patent attorney will take a look at your product and at the...Read more »
Basically, is it legal to exchange the first word and make a new brand out of it (whether it's Spain, Texas etc)? I was about to make a new brand when it came to my attention that there is already a brand with a very similar name- and it's apparel as well. The original company is... Read more »
Using a trademark that is very similar to an existing trademark in the same class/category may be at risk for a claim of trademark infringement and dilution. Moreover, the USPTO may reject the trademark application due to a likelihood of confusion with a registered trademark. Consult with a...Read more »
Trying to file a lawsuit as an individual against a company like Google is not going to be cost effective. You don't even know if your legal fees will be covered or not. Most litigants in a class action settlement get next to nothing. I personally, would take the $12.00 and move on.
The Cancelled Sec. 8 status refers to a trademark registrant who has failed to file renewal of the trademark registration. It does not mean that the registrant stopped actually using the mark nor that some other user is not using the trademark in commerce. Such users would still have common law...Read more »
My son built a kart that he was killed in. The kart was sold for scraps. I am starting a foundation of which images and logo of said kart will be created and used along with two phrases he would often use. I would like to have them trademarked/copyrights yet not sure if my sons wife would have any... Read more »
This is a more unique situation than others related to trademark and copyright. The intellectual property is related to a person. There are specific issues related to trademarks for surnames. There is also the issue of right to publicity (or right...Read more »
It is not clear from what you write whether you have need of a patent or a copyright attorney. In either case, having someone else work on the project could mean they end up with the IP rights. So before you go further, do find an IP attorney who can assess what has been done and what needs to be...Read more »
In a brief I took over a pizzeria and restaurant in jersey shore boardwalk, the pizzeria name are also named to about other 4 restaurant in the same boardwalk but with different way, like one is named original....., other name restaurant and pizzeria, other named (...... 4)., mine is name (....... Read more »
Generally speaking, a business does not have to register a trademark in order to have trademark rights. There are common law trademark rights that are acquired by use of the mark. Using a trademark that is confusingly similar may be deemed infringement. However, if your mark was in use before the...Read more »
You need to proceed cautiously, especially if the people you write about are alive. Famous people have the Right of Publicity, meaning the right to exploit their own fame. Definitely work with an attorney before you publish your book.
I have a product which was invented by some person many years ago, but wasn't patented. So, now many people sold this product too. But one company modified one detail of the product, and because they couldn't patent this as invention, many sellers, include me, also was selling this... Read more »
SN:88563312 SN:88559161 make no claim to color, so adding color would not matter in regards to using Tillie. SN:85965641 claims color, but has other design elements. Whether or not you can use a mark warrants an involved discussion. Call the office for a consultation.
Hi, I have a Facebook page where I upload modified videos from a certain Youtuber. The original videos are very long, and I edit them extensively. The kind of edits I do are taking only certain interesting clips from them then adding music, sound effects, images, and texts. The result is usually a... Read more »
Usually, in the sale of a business, the sale agreement includes the goodwill of the business and its name. Your rights in the name will depend on what the agreement says as to ownership of the name. If, in fact, you did not sell the name, then your rights are dependent on how you are currently...Read more »
One of the method that is teached is a Unquie method of remarketing. There is a paid program out there that teaches a simailr version of this as well, as well as information online about it. I have used some of this work as inspiration, and created a similar strategy in my own words, but the end... Read more »
It seems your teaching/coaching methodology may be protected by copyright and/or patent protection. Copyright law protects original works of authorship; caveat is it need to be in a tangible form like videos or books. There is not enough information here to say yes or no. If the paid program that...Read more »
Sounds like you've got a collections matter on your hands, with claims for breach of contract, and also copyright infringement. In most cases, a legal demand letter does the trick. If it doesn't you either have to let it go, or file a lawsuit (either in small claims or civil court). I...Read more »
I created a piece of artwork for an employer a while back. It's an illustration of the lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven". I realize it's probably copywritten and extremely protected. I have an image of the artwork online and get requests to buy it often. I'd like to make... Read more »
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