Also includes the words "the new" at the beginning and the word "revue" at the end; (i.e, the new.......revue). As a tribute to the orginal activity, which is no longer in business, would this be an infringement issue?
answered on Mar 13, 2023
It would not be infringing to use the name or trademark of a company that is no longer in business, and even if it were, the use would be "nominative fair use" which means you are simply naming it for identification purposes.
The title format "the new ... revue" could... Read more »
I received a letter regarding trademark infringement for a product that i have been selling for years with the same product name, i noticed that the trademark was filed recently although the company that sent the letter claims they have been using the name for years
answered on Sep 1, 2022
Dear Mr or Mrs,
the proper answer for you would depend on further information you would need to provide such as the content of the letter, segment of products, registered trademark goods/services and so on. Also some evidence of you selling the products with this trademark would also help... Read more »
There is a skincare and tech company that use the word MERAKI and I’m planning to use the same word for my clothing brand. Is that considered copyright. I have a different logo though
answered on Jul 3, 2022
First, your issue falls under trademark rather than copyright. Second, why do you want to use a word associated with an existing company? You may be able to obtain a mark due to your logo, but it is not the best approach. You should strive to come-up with a unique name for your company and/or... Read more »
I am a small business wellness consulting company providing services to non-profit and health care organizations and I would like to know what terms should be included in my contracts? Additionally, are there any pro-bono resources that can assist with this? Thank you!
answered on May 2, 2022
You can begin to understand the basic components of a contract here:
Choosing among clauses, authoring the right clauses, and assembling a contract that makes sense for you is the job of an attorney. It is a skill and an art, and... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2022
In the United States, cancellation could happen for a variety of reasons. The most common ones are (1) Failure to renew it; (2) Failure to file an statement of use after filing an intent-to-use application; (3) Non-use at the time of the application (where the application was based on an existing... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2022
Trademarks are "owned" as intangible property by the person or business using them in commerce to identify the source of the goods or services. If the trademark owner sells its business, the trademark rights are generally transferred to the buyer as "goodwill" along with the... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2021
Check with the registered owner in the database.
Consult with an attorney.
answered on Dec 20, 2021
Determining whether a trademark exists is not so simple. You really need to meet with an intellectual property attorney and you also need to have the correct corporate entities in place to protect you and your business against personal liability. You also need to have all your intellectual property... Read more »
To renew and transfer the trademark.
What can I do to accomplish this
answered on Aug 12, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney and file a new application
answered on Apr 5, 2021
Once you use a mark as a trademark for your goods or services, others cannot use the same or related trademark for the same or related class of goods or services. Registering your trademark provides additional benefits. Consult with a trademark attorney for specific information.
Do I require a patent, and or would I' be infringing on neck pillow patent. & can my design and purpose be protected as an IP 2B sold or licensed out?
answered on Feb 15, 2021
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 »
I have a online store that was created with the name Metropaws. It was originally going to use the Metropawz but I told them to change it not knowing MetroPaws was trademarked and taken already. So a few weeks later I get contacted by the owners of Metropaws telling me to comply and that I can not... Read more »
answered on Dec 18, 2020
So, you want to use Metropawz but Metropaws is already registered. If so, and you are in a similar line of business, then you likely would be infringing their mark, because it is confusingly similar.
If, on the other hand, the Metropaws trademark holder is in services for pet waste... Read more »
answered on Oct 29, 2020
hard to say. I would ask, what are you trying to accomplish? Maybe you can come up with something unique?
Do I need two separate LLC's. When filing trademark should it be under the LLC or me as individual?
answered on Oct 25, 2020
No, you can one LLC for both your clothing line and your entertainment line.
However, you should get your federal trademark in two classes, one class for your clothing products, and one class for your entertainment products.
I have done some research and cant figure it out!
So, I started this clothing company named after my areas ZIP Code. People love the area and enjoy local goods. Here is my situation:
Each county in New Jersey has a specific ZIP code and the towns within it also have a specific... Read more »
answered on Aug 14, 2020
Consider a consultation with a trademark attorney. There are specific issues related to trademarks when the geographic origin is part of the trademark.
Generally, trademark infringement is found when there is likelihood of confusion related to: (1) the similarity of the marks; and (2)... Read more »
I trying to open a company but the the brand name or word mark was trademarked how ever its in CANCELLED SEC. 8 (6-YR) can I now register my name?
answered on Jul 6, 2020
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 »
answered on Jun 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss -- my condolences.
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 »
I have a trademark, un-stylized, for a name for my product. I have seen others use the name for their product in unrelated items (mine is clothing accessories, theirs is fabric-related, but not clothing). Do I need to send a cease and desist and/or name licensing agreement to defend my trademark?
answered on May 13, 2020
Perhaps. The questions is whether a likelihood of confusion exists. The analysis starts here.
I’m in the works of a clothing business and want to know what steps I need to take in order for the name to be secure? I want the brand name safe from being taken. Also curious if there’s a way to copyright it, or whatever the proper terminology is, before launching the business?
answered on May 7, 2020
If the word you use for your company's name is also the trademark/brand you want to protect, that can be done by filing an Intent to Use trademark application with the USPTO. This kind of application can be filed before you open for business. It is a way to put down a "tap tap... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2020
Will depend on the attorney and complexity of your case.
You should budget at least $1,000 to $2,000.
Contact an attorney for more details.
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