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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Missouri on

Q: Hey I want to start a brand with a brand name Amélie. How can I tell if that name is already taken?

I’m starting a hair extension business but in the future I want multiple business under the brand name (ex. Fenty by Rihanna). I need advice on trademarking the name and llc.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Apr 15, 2019

I would recommend that you have a trademark attorney like myself conduct a trademark search for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Missouri on

Q: Can I defend an Intellectual Property for selling an item on Amazon and receiving a Violation?

I've been selling Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 180 gelcaps for a few years. I typically buy from ebay and then sell them for more on Amazon. Therefore, I'm not an "authorized" seller to Nordic Naturals. Since I bought these items legally on ebay, is this still a violation of their Intellectual... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on Nov 30, 2018

It might still be trademark infringement. Just because you purchased the item on eBay doesn't mean it's a genuine product, or that your listing isn't causing consumer confusion. The eBay seller may be selling fakes or knockoffs. If so, then re-selling them on Amazon may be trademark infringement.... Read more »

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Q: How do I deal with a Trademark infringement accusation ?

I made a "bunch" of Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls and put them on my esty shop. I listed them AS "Harry Potter robes for 18 inch dolls". After a week or so a spokesman for Warner Bro. submitted a notice of trademark infringement and Etsy took down the robes. IN that notice were trademark... Read more »

Andrew Zulieve Esq answered on Oct 5, 2018

Go onto the U.S. Trademark Office website and access the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). Enter the search term "HARRY POTTER" in the basic word search option. This search will yield 52 live "Harry Potter" trademark registrations and three pending "Harry Potter" trademark applications... Read more »

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Q: Can a Trademark be owned by more than one person or entity ?

Yan Zong answered on Nov 13, 2017

Hi, yes a trademark can be owned than one person but it is not recommended.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Missouri on

Q: I prepared a research paper and sent it to my boss. I later saw it published with his name only. Is it legal?

I contacted the publisher and they are not willing to do anything. What are my options?

Peter D. Mlynek answered on Nov 13, 2017

Unfortunately, this happens to good researchers by bad bosses way too often, both in academia and in industry. I am sorry that it happened to you.

If you are a grad student or a post-doc, and you'll eventually need your boss's recommendation to get a good job down the road, it may not be...
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