Creating an events mobile app and one of the events would be Netflix and Chill. I see it's trademarked by some individual who is not Netflix. How should I go about this thereby avoiding any legal repercussions by the individual holding the Trademark and Netlflix?
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact a local trademark attorney who can review the situation, what you intend to do, the ownership of the other trademarks, and advise you on your options. It depends on all those facts that the attorney will have to review before being able to advise you.
A trademark can be "assigned" (fancy lawyer word for sold or transferred) with a simple assignment document. If the trademark is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the assignment can be recorded with the USPTO.
Yes, there could be problems. There is no requirement to register a trademark. Many famous marks are unregistered, and still enjoy legal protection at both state and federal law. The registration of a mark might be cancelled or expire, and the owner of the mark can still assert rights in the...Read more »
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