I’m looking to utilize my family’s trademark to establish a condiment business. I would like to understand what financial and legal steps that I would need to take in order to re-acquire this trademark on behalf of my family
A lot of detail is missing but I will provide the best answer possible in light of this. If this trademark has been used, and continues to be used, in the condiments business, you have a common law claim to its being trademarked. This does not impart the same protections as being...Read more »
I would recommend a professional meeting to discuss the different aspects of the potentially conflicting marks, use, and likelihood of confusion and class of goods registration for both marks. A trademark is an important asset to the organization and deserves dedication, and resources to ensure it...Read more »
I don't think it is, but I'm looking for other opinions.
Per USPTO, Generic words cannot qualify as “marks” in the legal sense and are never registrable or enforceable against third parties. Because generic words are the common, everyday name for goods and services and... Read more »
Speak with a trademark attorney. They will explain the impact of the disclaimer to the plain words, the limitation, of the category of trade for which one might register, and other options you may consider to give you more than "thin protection" . They will also explain the...Read more »
A lawyer typically charges a fee based on the amount of work performed or to be performed. You should speak with an IP lawyer directly to discuss fees.
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