If abandonment was due to unintentional delay in filing a statement of use or responding to an office action, you may file a petition to revive the abandoned application. If it was due to USPTO error, you can file a petition for reinstatement. In either case, the petition must be received in the...Read more »
I have a coming soon page on my site, but I am unsure if I should file as Section 1a or 1b, because I don't know if 1a only applies to someone who is using the class specified directed to their business already.
Section 1a can only be used if a trademark is currently used in commerce. Section 1b is for marks that are not currently in use in commerce, but will be in use in commerce at a later date. Section 1b has some additional fees. You should consult with an attorney to find out which application you...Read more »
I want to be able to keep this username for a very long time and don’t want any problems with other company’s or the YouTube Annoying Orange. Need help in understanding trademarking. I have a gaming account with the username AnoyingOrang and would like to move further with that account name.... Read more »
The nonprofit voluntarily dissolved as of 4/30/2021 and will not be re-organizing. They held a trademark which according to the USPTO there's been no action on it since 2016 and doesn't reflect an "assignment." I have a similar nonprofit and would like to acquire that... Read more »
The USPTO will refuse to register a trademark when an identical or similar trademark is already registered. Typically, when a nonprofit is dissolved, it is required to transfer all of its assets and property to another nonprofit. It is possible that another organization may now own the mark....Read more »
Using a trademark that is confusingly similar to another trademark being used in the same or related class/category of goods or services could be deemed infringement and will likely be a barrier to trademark registration. Using the same dominant words in the trademark may increase the likelihood...Read more »
This is a legal directory and so your question is being presented to an entire legal community and not directed to whomever helped you originally. With that said, I or any of the attorneys on this platform can help you out. Our contact information is listed in each of our profiles and would be...Read more »
If i were to use koolaid for a website like twitch (without caps or dashes) and I started broadcasting with the name like "koolaid person" would I be subjected to copy right and could I get sued for that because I don't want to get into any troubles!
Here's some quick information for you. First, you wouldn't be dealing with copyright. This would be a trademark issue. Second, capitalization, spaces, dashes, etc. do not make a difference. The USPTO uses phoenetics to determine if a mark is similar or not. So they would sound identical....Read more »
It would depend on what you are trying to sell under that name. You would not be able to sell crayons, markers, etc because it is too close to Crayola. But you may be able to sell other items or services under that name.
You should speak to a trademark attorney about your specific situation.
I am starting a youtube channel containing instructional and entertaining videos about homebrewing (beer, wine, etc...). The channel will be owned by my parent llc. I'm looking into trademarking the parent companies name and logo. Which class of trademark do i want to use? Class 33 for... Read more »
Arguably, the most crucial pieces of any trademark application are the selection of the appropriate filing classes and the proper description of goods and/or services within those classes. They are also commonly the subject of refusals by the USPTO. I highly recommend consulting a trademark...Read more »
It depends on how you are wanting to use the word. Are you wanting to sell crayons under the name Crayola? That's definitely not allowed. However, there are many other ways that you could legally use the word Crayola depending on what you are trying to do or sell. Also, the protections here...Read more »
Infringement is similarity in sight or sound for similar goods or services. Many factors exist - when did you first use - are the goods / services similar - where is the opposing using the mark - how do you use the mark?
You will have to see counsel who will have to see all...Read more »
My trademark application is live and pending yet I recently realized someone with a similar name like mine, they just changed the last letter on the word, so instead of Y they replaced it with an E. So can I send a cease and desist even though my application is pending yet live? The other company... Read more »
It depends on how long it has been abandoned. It is possible to revive if it has not been too long. I have revived several abandoned applications in the past, so if you would like some help, feel free to reach out!
A trademark application may show a status of abandoned for failure to respond to an office action correspondence from the USPTO. Depending on how long it has been since the notice of abandonment was sent, you may be able to file a Petition to Revive the application along with the required...Read more »
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