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Q: Creating an events mobile app and one of the events would be Netflix and Chill. I see it's trademarked. How to go about?

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?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Mar 13, 2017

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.

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Q: How do I transfer a trademark to someone else?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 16, 2017

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.

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Q: I would like to start a decor business. I will sell items I make. What class of goods would that be so I can trademark?

I plan to make carpets, tables, cup holders, candle holders, pencil holders, vases.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 9, 2017

The USPTO web site provides the Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) which lists many categories of goods which are in different classes. Here is the link:

https://tmidm.uspto.gov/id-master-list-public.html

The items you list are in several different...
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Q: I plan on making a short run of action figures from the movie small soldiers, tm was cancelled in 08 is there any issues
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 3, 2017

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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