I have a band name I have used since 2016. I registered for trademark with USPTO in 2020 and it was officially registered in 2021. I have now learned there was a band which used the name briefly in a different market a few years before my first use and every once in a while after that time.... Read more »
There is no requirement to file and obtain a Trademark right with the US PTO. A trademark can be acquired by use. This is called a "common law" trademark and is generally protected only by State Courts.
The term "common law" indicates that the trademark rights that are...Read more »
The federal registration symbol, ®, may be used once the mark is actually registered in the USPTO. Even though an application is pending, the registration symbol may not be used before the mark has actually become registered.
If an online seller got sued because of THE PARTNERSHIPS and UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS IDENTIFIED ON SCHEDULE A with more than 700 sellers. In these kind of cases, what is the approximate cost of defending the case for an Individual seller. As we understand fee might differ from Lawyer to Lawyer,... Read more »
If a descriptive mark has been registered as a trademark contrary to the provisions of subsection (e)(1) of Lanham Act § 2, can it be cancelled afterwards? Can the registration be upheld if it is shown that the mark has in the meanwhile secondary meaning (acquired distinctiveness?)
When a mark is rejected for being descriptive, the applicant may request the mark to be registered in the supplemental register (as opposed to the principal register). The marks in the supplemental register are typically not enforceable. But if the owner uses the mark for at least five years, the...Read more »
I do not want to use anything from the old catalog. The label has been defunct for 29 years. I know the founder has no interest in dealing with music as a label. This is going to be a brand new start with new artist.
Unfortunately no. Trademark registration is just an evidence of first use of the trademark. Hence, if a trademark is canceled or it expires, it can be still under common law protection, provided that the owner has continued and continue using it for the same purposes of its original intent.
I have a trademark that is registered in the US as well as in other countries. If I want to oppose a trademark in another country (where mine is also registered), can a US attorney do this or do I need to contact an attorney in the infringing trademark's country?
Generally speaking, it is permitted to use a foreign word as part of your trademark. However, whether a trademark can legally be used depends on several factors including whether the trademark is not confusingly similar to another trademark that is in use for the same or related goods or services....Read more »
What you are concerned about is trademark infringement issue. Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the source of the goods and/or...Read more »
im looking to trademark my company name and I was advised to get a lawyer so I wanted to know a average estimate of how much trademarking my business name will cost? and when I do trademark it in my country will the protection of my trademark work in other countries as well?
The application fee for trademark registration with the USPTO is $250-$350 per trademark, per class. Attorney fees vary but it is recommended that you work with an attorney. Trademark registration in one country doesn't provide registration in another country.
I can email a screenshot and also my application to view. Can you look it over and tell me if the application looks good to go? I intend to sell herbal powders, essential oils, bars of soap, and herbal teas. Thanks for your time.
Yes, in theory you can. You do not need to first form a business or decide on a business name. However, in order to obtain a registered trademark, you have to actually use the fictional character as a brand and "in commerce" which means that you need to sell things under that brand. And,...Read more »
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