If you plan to conduct business under your own name as a sole proprietor, obtaining a DBA ("Doing Business As") is not typically required. However, if you decide to sell your products under a name other than your legal name, then a DBA would be necessary. The requirement to register your...View More
If somebody already owns and has registered the trademark you want, then you will have to purchase the trademark from the owner, who then assigns it to you under the purchase contract; or you can lease the use of the trademark from the owner.
If the trademark you want to use is not...View More
In order to find out if you are able to receive a license to use someone else's trademark or make an offer to buy a transfer you should contact a trademark attorney. If the parties mutually agree in the transfer an assignment will need to be filed with the USPTO.
The law prevents attorneys from "price fixing" or agreeing to charge a uniform fee for services so this is not the place to get an answer on fees. That said, I can understand your desire to get a sense of what costs might be involved before you retain an attorney. Some firms might...View More
The cost of obtaining a trademark for "Train Like A Freak" would depend on various factors, such as whether you hire an attorney or file the application yourself, the number of classes of goods or services you apply for, and the potential challenges or oppositions to your application....View More
Use of trademarked and copywrited products and characters in other products for sale is not permitted and will subject you to possible lawsuits and damages which will include forfeiture of all profits from such sales, payment of attorney's fees and court costs, plus possible punitive or...View More
cost can be from 500$ per application filing for one class of goods or services (with an attorney) and a time of registration can be around 1 year if no objections from office or third parties are raised.
Many trademark are slogans or simple phrases, used to suggest properties of goods or services. If the proposed phrase is not confusingly similar to a mark already registered, and can be shown to be associated with your goods or services, it can probably be registered. Consult a competent...View More
I want to use the name for a sweatshirt Brand I’m thinking of starting and I looked up if the name is trademarked on Justia Trademarks and it says Status: 606 -Abandoned - No statement of use filed. Status date : 2020 -06-15
The more appropriate place to be checking to see if a trademark might be valid to use would be the USPTO site, not Justia. I would advise doing a cursory search there first. However, this is just a preliminary step and would only pick up obvious instances of your proposed Mark being used. You...View More
Are you talking about given name or surname. Under US trademark law, a mark which is “primarily merely a surname” cannot be protected as a trademark without proof that it has “acquired distinctiveness.” A mark is considered to be “primarily merely a surname” if its primary impact or...View More
I'm also interested in the trademarked "TurboWash." It's a term for a feature of the LG company's washing machines. Could I use the term "Turbo Wash" [added a space between the words because I hope to use it in the novel that way] for an attack/ability that a... View More
Not necessarily as the owner may be still be using it and claiming common law rights or even excusable non-use prior to reapplying. Having a trademark search and legal analysis conducted should provide you with a much better idea though. Feel free to call or email with any further questions.
Well, depending on when the mark was registered, it's either a Sec. 8 affidavit, which people often incorrectly refer to as 'renewals' or the combined Sec. 8/Sec. 9. Filing the initial Sec. 8 occurs between the 5th and 6th anniversary from the date of registration, while the Sec....View More
What you will register with the USPTO is the actual mark you are using. By way of example, if your mark is "25 Peaches" for sunglasses, then that is what you get. However, if you are intending to have variations of the mark, such as "Twenty-Five Peaches," be part of your...View More
I am creating an online course about selling on Amazon and my sharing my personal experience and tips to students. I do not sell any physical products that Amazon.com sells. I am only selling a digital product that I created on my own. The digital product is to educate other people how to start... View More
I've been going through my old notebooks from when I was 7 (2007-2008), and there's a full 50 page on my own design and ideas for a cloud hosting service. I have flowcharts, pricing models, and even a market outlook.
Lots of people dream up big ideas and never act on them, then someone else comes up with a similar idea on their own and implements it. What can you do about it? Nothing. Ideas can’t be patented, and if you fail to bring an idea to market or fruition as a product or service, you can’t claim the...View More
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