"MVP" as an acronym for "Most Valuable Player" is a common term used across various industries, especially sports. While the term itself is general, it's possible that specific businesses or entities might have registered trademarks for "MVP" in certain categories...View More
MVP could be a brand. You would need to conduct trademark searching to determine if anyone owns the mark (or one likely to be confused with it) in connection with goods identical or similar to your medals. An experienced attorney can help with this.
We filed a patent application through a lawyer. The lawyer said it is suitable for the name we applied for. you can get this name. He said and we made the application. Then, 9 months later, the officer in the trade mark told us that 2 items were canceled due to name similarity with another company.... View More
The attorney should not have given unqualified assurance that the mark could be registered merely on the basis of an initial search. Applications to register trademarks are reviewed by a USPTO examining attorney about six months after submission, and in your case apparently the examining attorney...View More
I am trying to understand fair use and social media. If I were to make an edible product and hand create in icing an image of a trademark such as an NFL logo, video game character, or other trademarked image can I put the image of my final product on instagram? I am not selling the exact edible... View More
You can look up any federally-registered trademark at the USPTO site, www.uspto.gov. Once you find the trademark, you can click on the registration number to find who owns the trademark, and that person's or company's contact information.
Most likely not as that could be considered a 'famous trademark' with an existing registration. But for a greater level of certainty, you may consider requesting a full trademark search and legal opinion. Please call or email with any further questions.
You want to enlist the help of an attorney with a cease and desist. Trademark owners have to police their mark so some will for infringement when the cease and desist letters go unanswered while others may not.
Such phraseology falls under trademarks. Whether your use of "there is no place like home" for an advertisement will be problematic, depends on the products for which you are advertising. There are 15 live registrations in the USPTO with the phrase, or some variation thereof, in use. If...View More
I'm a video editor and was hired to make an internal use video for one company that wants to expand their business. As a part of the video, we need short animation showing the race for electrification in the automotive industry. I need to include logos of the GM, TESLA, NISSAN, and other... View More
I would like to revive a trademark that I abandoned, but I would like to change the ownership as well as my partner is no longer with the business. And it was a messy breakup, so I would like to avoid involving them if I can. Would it be better for me to re-apply for this trademark under different... View More
The timeline for reviving an abandoned trademark is really quite short (generally only 2 months if you received the notice and a max of 6 months if you didn't, unless you can show that the abandonment was due to a PTO error). How long ago was the prior mark deemed abandoned? If it is still...View More
I would like to do it as an intent to use, seeing as right now there's no music to release. That being said, it would be great to start using the name as soon as possible and register it as the name for a registered songwriter/artist in Canada. Is it possible to trademark the same name in the... View More
Yes, a US citizen can register a trademark in both the United States and Canada. There are international treaties that allow US trademark owners to extend their trademark rights to other countries and vice versa. You should speak with a trademark attorney on how to register your mark.
To obtain a trademark you will incur filing fees of $225 to $400 per class, attorneys fees, and search costs. The attorneys fees and search costs can very significantly depending on the attorney and the extent of the search. Many lawyers will provide trademark registration services for a flat fee...View More
Get in touch with a Trademark lawyer, as it can be tricky doing it yourself via the US PTO. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client...View More
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