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Q: Is "Newport Wellness" registrable as a service mark? geographically descriptive + generic term for the services.

I don't think it is, but I'm looking for other opinions.

Per USPTO, Generic words cannot qualify as “marks” in the legal sense and are never registrable or enforceable against third parties. Because generic words are the common, everyday name for goods and services and everyone has the... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on May 14, 2019

Speak with a trademark attorney. They will explain the impact of the disclaimer to the plain words, the limitation, of the category of trade for which one might register, and other options you may consider to give you more than "thin protection" . They will also explain the national/federal... Read more »

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Q: I'm getting ready to file a trade mark electronically, what would a Lawyer charge me to help with that?

Donovan A Rodriques answered on Jan 18, 2017

A lawyer typically charges a fee based on the amount of work performed or to be performed. You should speak with an IP lawyer directly to discuss fees.

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