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Q: I know someone who is trying to open a business that violates trademark. Who would I contact?

There is a business opening in my town that is using the trademarked name of another business. They do not have the rights to use the name under trademark. Who would I get in touch with about that

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should contact a "trademark infringement" or "intellectual property" attorney to discuss possible options here. This will be very fact specific and you will need to give them more information for them to advise you about options moving forward.

Also, it is unclear...
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Q: If I buy something from a place like Etsy to put on a product that I sell and make from scratch. Am I good legally

I buy the product from a source that is allowed to make the sticker or decal and I put it on a product to sell. Do I still have to get a Craftman license to be able to sell that with that sticker on it?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

There isn't enough information here to fully answer your question.

It does, however, sound like (depending on a lot more information) you could get in trouble for copyright and/or trademark infringement, fraudulent misrepresentation, or something else.

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Q: I want to use the word gunmetal in my salon name. But it shows the word gunmetal has been trademarked. Can I still use i
Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Feb 3, 2020

Your ability to use the word "gunmetal" depends on its use within your mark and the other mark. Examining attorneys look at the mark itself as well as the class of goods or services in which the mark is being (or will be) used. I would suggest enlisting the services of a trademark... Read more »

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Q: A cork maker owns their trademark in wine, but not for household goods, which I want for a corkscrew. Can I trademark?

They mostly do chemical processes and do NOT own the trademark in household goods, but I'm assuming perhaps they make corks for wine bottles.

I thought I'd be safe trademarking in a class they don't have a trademark in, but since their product is literally cork and I'm... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Feb 8, 2018

There is really not a clear answer here. It is possible the other trademark owner may oppose your trademark registration or sue you for trademark infringement. The fact that the two marks are in different classes does not necessarily mean consumers are unlikely to be confused by the two marks.... Read more »

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Q: I am having a logo created for a startup company and I find a image on google that I want it to look exactly like...

Is that okay?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Aug 10, 2017

It is not legally permissible to have someone recreate an image exactly or copy an image directly to use for your logo. Contact the artist who created the image that you want to use and see if you can purchase the rights to use that image for your logo.

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