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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it legal to be using my name in a trademark store Jerris Apparel?
Carl P. DeLuca
Carl P. DeLuca answered on Jun 30, 2021

Could you clarify that question? I'm not sure what you're asking.

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Q: When is a trademarked name violated? Does it have to be exactly or contain similar words to be in violation?

Robogolfpro trademarked

Rhode Island Robo Golf academy - name in question that violates trade mark..

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 19, 2019

I would recommend a professional meeting to discuss the different aspects of the potentially conflicting marks, use, and likelihood of confusion and class of goods registration for both marks. A trademark is an important asset to the organization and deserves dedication, and resources to ensure it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Trademark for Rhode Island on
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... Read more »

Neville Bedford
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... 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
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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