I want to sell a wooden box that is similar to a competitor. It will be pretty built pretty much the same as the competitors. (the box has a base connected to it I want to use in mine). I will use different card designs, stain color, wood, and metal label.
The appearance of a product can be a type of "mark" called a trade dress. Trade dress is concerned with the promotional aspects, or image, of a product or service that makes the presentation of the product or service distinctive. Trade dress does not apply to any aspect that is purely functional....Read more »
The USPTO doesn't offer discounted fees for vets, sorry. As for filing, you'll need to carefully evaluate what products or services you will be selling. Merely having a user name on social media, without selling products that bear the mark, will not be sufficient.
Correction or change in ownership of a mark is done with a document called an assignment. If there is a co-owner of the mark and you're on good terms with them, have a lawyer prepare an assignment for them to sign, and then record that document with the state or the USPTO (wherever your mark is...Read more »
I am writing a recipe book for cooking various dishes using a slow cooker and pressure cooker. One of the registered TM of these devices is called “Instant Pot”. I want to use the "Instant Pot" in the title on the cover of the book. But “Instant Pot” is a registered TM.... Read more »
I would start with HBO's licensing & retail department. A Google search should point you in the right direction. My firm handles these kinds of deals regularly - if you would like assistance, feel free to email me at: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com
The music is from two 1961 episodes of The Twilight Zone that were scored by composer Jerry Goldsmith. How would I go about getting the rights to use that music in a short film I am working on? Would this even be possible? Any idea of what it would cost? Thanks!
See my reply to your same question posted in the CA section of this forum. A license from the copyright owner would be required if you don't qualify under the "Fair Use" exceptions. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial...Read more »
They have used my TM in their highly profitable cartoon and refuse to remove it claiming freedom of expression rights over my TM rights. However, according to the Lanham Act, the manner in which they are using it violates my rights. They've threatened to sue me in court if they win.
Wow! It sounds like you actually have valid trademark infringement case against Netflix. This is big time. If you do have a registered trademark and the use of the trademark infringes your trademark, you are on the side of the angels. In certain trademark infringement cases, monetary relief...Read more »
This easiest way to change the name on the trademark from your name to a business name is to fill out and submit a Assignment Form to the trademark office. The form will allow you to assign your rights to your business. It seems that you have a trademark lawyer. Ask the lawyer to file the...Read more »
If you are talking about software patches, where you are making changes to a computer program designed to update, fix bugs, or improve it, then you need to take a look at the contract that you've signed with the software provider just exactly who gets to own the IP rights.
I did a deal to buy an website, the owner of the website, agreed to sell me the full website with the trademark, however after I sent all the money, he just sent me the domain name, and he decided not to follow with our agreement. He is currently keeping the trademark and ask me a crazy amount of... Read more »
I'm an artist/illustrator and want to create a series of maps - not actual maps someone would use for directions, but an art print they would hang on a wall showing things the city or state is famous for.
What standard would I use to decide what I am allowed to include on the map?... Read more »
Because it is public information you can probably use all of it, you can definitely use all of it if you are not selling the map or distributing it, and likely even if you are. I would check with each organization or rather have your attorney check, If you were going to paint them in some sort of...Read more »
Yes you can. Even if it is a satirical take on yelp, that goes to your advantage according to the caselaw. You should have no problems. If you have any questions navigating this I can offer a free phone consultation and can be reached at 914-912-1555. Best. Yes you can. Even if it is a satirical...Read more »
I held 2 domain names about 6 years ago that I let expire because I lost my job and couldn't afford to keep them anymore. Scrolling through my small domain portfolio today, those 2 domains popped up into my head, and I wondered what became of those names. . . so I check it's availability. One of... Read more »
It is easy to prepare the actual trademark application documents. Preparing the documents accounts for 10% of the work involved in securing a good trademark. A trademark attorney can search for potentially conflicting trademarks to determine if your potential trademark is likely to be registered,...Read more »
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