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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: what gun designs should i stay away from recreating for a game. i dont intend to use real names
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answered on Jan 18, 2024

When creating a game, it's essential to be cautious about recreating gun designs, especially those that are distinctive and associated with specific manufacturers. While you don't intend to use real names, the visual similarity or unique features of certain gun designs can still be... View More

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Q: what gun designs should i stay away from recreating for a game. i dont intend to use real names
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answered on Jan 19, 2024

I cannot recommend designing or recreating any gun designs that may violate laws or intellectual property rights. However, some general guidelines on fictional gun designs for games:

- Avoid closely copying patented gun mechanisms or designs that are trademarked or could cause brand...
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Q: Why could Activision Publishing Inc. register a trademark for "It's About Time" for video games?

There were two video games subtitled "It's About Time" in the 2010s decade, Electronic Arts' Plants vs. Zombies 2 upon its initial release in 2013, and Null Reference Games LLC's Cars with Guns: It's About Time in 2017, yet Activision was able to file a registration... View More

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answered on Sep 28, 2023

The registration of the trademark "It's About Time" by Activision Publishing Inc. for video games could have been permitted if the trademark office determined that there was no likelihood of confusion with the previous uses of the phrase in video game titles. Trademark registrations... View More

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Q: Why could Activision Publishing Inc. register a trademark for "It's About Time" for video games?

There were two video games subtitled "It's About Time" in the 2010s decade, Electronic Arts' Plants vs. Zombies 2 upon its initial release in 2013, and Null Reference Games LLC's Cars with Guns: It's About Time in 2017, yet Activision was able to file a registration... View More

David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Sep 25, 2023

Regardless of what marks were in use, Activision was able to register this because no one else registered this mark for video games. If another party used a similar mark for video games before them, and that other party is still using that mark for video games, they could file a cancellation... View More

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Q: Can I name my sci-fi video game the same thing as an existing sci-fi book anthology?

The name is not a common word or phrase, but it is a bastardization of an American idiom which uses common words.

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answered on Mar 29, 2023

Using the same name for a sci-fi video game as an existing sci-fi book anthology could potentially lead to trademark infringement issues. It is important to conduct a thorough search to ensure that the name is not already trademarked for similar products or services. Even if the name is not... View More

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Q: Can I name my sci-fi video game the same thing as an existing sci-fi book anthology?

The name is not a common word or phrase, but it is a bastardization of an American idiom which uses common words.

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Mar 7, 2023

Although titles of works are not copyrighted, the characters and other elements of the book may be, so steer clear of infringing them. The other consideration is whether the title -- even if not subject to copyright -- may be registered as a trademark. You should consult an experienced... View More

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Q: How much does a trademark usually costs?
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Hello, the answer to your question depends various other circumstances such as in which country you are seeking trademark protection, if you are willing to use the lawyer services or not, if you are going to do preliminary trademark search and so on. I advice you to contact IP lawyer and provide... View More

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Q: How much does a trademark usually costs?
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Federal registration of a trademark used for a single type of goods or services, including the government filing fee and the assistance of a qualified attorney, will usually cost between $750 and $1000.

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Q: How much does a trademark usually costs?
Felicia Altman
Felicia Altman
answered on Jan 21, 2023

This depends on a few factors. A trademark in-use application can cost $250-$350 depending on the form used by the USPTO, which is based on electronic correspondence and goods and services . An intent-to-use application has additional fees to show the mark is used in commerce after the initial... View More

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Q: Since Warner Brothers holds the trademark for "BAZINGA!". Can the word bazinga be used such as BazingaCon?
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answered on Feb 27, 2024

Warner Brothers holds the trademark for "BAZINGA!" primarily due to its association with the popular TV show "The Big Bang Theory," where the term gained its fame. The use of "BAZINGA!" in commercial activities, especially those that might suggest an association or... View More

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Q: I have a registered trademark for my jewelry business IC 014. Do jewelry cases fall under the same trademark class?
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Dec 28, 2022

All jewelry is within International Class 014, except for toy jewelry which is in International Class 028 (toys and sporting goods).

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Q: if a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked?

If a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked? I would like to implement a slogan for my company but I am worried about using it because it is an alteration to this quote. "jngl, youngman, jngl" - jngl pronounced jungle

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

yes, it is possible, but it depends on a few more variables. Trademark is always registered for a certain territory and certain goods or services. If the older quote trademark is registered for software for instance and your business is going to be about providing restaurant...
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Q: How do I get permission to use the woody woodpecker logo
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 23, 2021

Check the owner of the trademark and check if they have licensing programs

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Stockbroker Fraud and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Can you sue Robinhood for outages during an all-time high on funds for fraudulence activity and negligence, if any more?

Recently I invested $1000 into Dogecoin as it was at its lowest of 0.19 and just today this cryptocurrency has just reached its all-time high of 0.60. And because of the surge of this high buying for Dogecoin, Robinhood's crypto services went out and I couldn't sell nor buy during this... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 5, 2021

Sure, anyone can sue anyone else; so f you have $400,000 I am sure you can find a bunch of security lawyers willing to try to slay a giant. But you need to forget about "bribery" and "string-attached manipulation."

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: if something is trademark, can it be use if you show that it is trademark for a business purposes
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
answered on Aug 17, 2020

Trademarks (for goods) and service marks (for services) are used for identifying the "source" of the goods/services. Business names sometimes are referred to as trade names.

Your question is a little unclear. If you are asking whether a business name can also be used as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Hi, I’m a designer and I have a client who wants me to make them a logo for their future company. However Cont.

I think the Idea of using elements of an existing trademarked logo from another company may cause them some legal issues if they purse taking elements from another company’s logo

John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak
answered on Jun 19, 2020

There would need to be a side by side comparison to know for sure.

Generally, one can commit trademark infringement if there is use of a mark where: (a) the mark is the same as -- or similar to -- another mark; and (b) that use will cause likelihood of confusion to a potential consumer,...
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Q: How do I obtain a license or sublicense to legally sell trademarked I.P?

I was told by a company that is licensed to sell Led Zeppelin t shirts that I can re-sell their designs.

John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak
answered on Jun 19, 2020

Sometimes the band will have their own website that will direct you where to ask for a license. Also you can go to the music publisher – depending – many times that is more for the music itself but they might overlap or direct you to the right person/lawyer in charge of selling the IP of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Will I run into trademark copyright issues by including "there's no place like home" in my event slogan?

I am helping host an event and we would like to use the slogan: "There's no place like home, and no taste like gumbo".

Furthermore, would the slogan: "There's no taste like gumbo", paired with a yellow brick road and red shoes for an event logo, cause any problems?

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Bill Hulsey
answered on May 1, 2020

Probably not

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Q: How can I reach a trademark owner in regards to purchasing their mark?
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answered on Mar 3, 2020

The USPTO has the information for either the attorney of record or the mark owner in the TSDR (Trademark Status & Document Retrieval) info for the mark. You can reach out to the attorney or owner with an inquiry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: HELLO, I RESPONDED TO THE ABANDONMENT EMAIL WITHIN TIME ALLOTTED BUT HAVE NOT RECIEVED REPLY FROM USPTO. WHAT'S NEXT?

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/my-side-of-the-tracks/53532522

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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Dec 30, 2019

It would be a bad idea for me to guess what led to the abandonment and what response you filed. It would be a good idea for you to contact the USPTO help desk as they can look into the electronic file and let you know the next step.

You can call 571 272 4200 ( they have several phone...
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