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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: Hello. I am trying to figure out if the phrase "Be Kind" is trademarked or not. It says "Abandoned", but just in case.
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski answered on Aug 11, 2020

This is not legal advice, but an informal glance at U.S. Trademark Office records suggests that there are over 100 pending applications or active registrations using the phrase "BE KIND" as a mark or as part of a mark.

Numerous factors are considered in determining whether a mark...
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Q: If a person has a trademark on a phrase.. can nay part of the be used by another if things are added or omitted?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 25, 2019

depends on how much the message of the phrase changes.

keep exploring

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: I need to find out what the process is to buy a few trademarks from C&S wholesale.

That were formerly owner by Piggly Wiggly Carolina co./GreenBax enterprises?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 9, 2019

You would be having a purchase contract. In this case the assets are the IP rights. You also may want to do a transfer or assignment of ownership. Best luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Lemon Law and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: I traded our motercycle for a jeep about 3 weeks ago. Before doing so the owners of the jeep told us it had no issues.

We are now having to tow the jeep. It has many issues that we were not informed about before the trade. We have messages where the owner told us the jeep had no issues. The car clearly had issues as they started a mile from their house, where we signed titles over. Is their anything we can do?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Probably not, because neither the Jeep nor the motorcycle are worth enough money to make it worthwhile for you to hire a litigation lawyer and fight the seller. Unless you want to try in a small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: can I use part of a trade marked name in my website name?

Wellco Corp issued me a cease and desist letter for my website. Can they do that?

John Espinosa
John Espinosa answered on May 28, 2018

Yes, they can. You need to hire an attorney with experience in trademark defense to advise you on how to best proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Copyright for South Carolina on
Q: I teach Design at a public school. Students and I produce a lot of work. Can I apply for trademark/copyright for program

I teach Graphic Design. Students and I create/take pictures for school, district and community. I would like to get the students credit for their work. Can I apply for a trademark or copyright that represents the entire program?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Jan 27, 2017

For graphic design work, your best bet is to apply for copyright protection under the visual arts category. The application process may be a bit intimidating the first time, but only costs $55 for a standard electronic application. One application can cover thousands of works of UNPUBLISHED work... Read more »

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Q: Can I trademark golf life apparel?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

A local trademark lawyer can advise based on the specifics.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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