The phrase is "Keep America Gay". It is owned by Keep America Gay Corporation but I am unable to find this entity anywhere nor can I find a point of contact.
answered on Mar 15, 2023
If you want to use a phrase that is already trademarked by someone else, such as "Keep America Gay", you will need to obtain permission from the trademark owner. Here are some steps you can take:
Conduct a trademark search: Before using a trademark that belongs to someone else,... Read more »
Can I use team names from the NHL? Or a list of movies in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe? A list of books written by Stephen King? I want to expand my hobby to the creative side, but don't want to open myself up to a copyright or trademark lawsuit.
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Using names and other intellectual property (IP) in your own work without permission or a license may infringe on the rights of the owners of that IP, potentially leading to legal issues such as copyright or trademark infringement.
Using team names from the NHL, a list of movies in the... Read more »
I am establishing a small business and coming up with a company name is confusing to say the least. We will be a soap and skincare company.
answered on Feb 25, 2023
It's difficult to give a definitive answer without knowing more details about your business and the products you plan to sell, but in general, using "Black Label" as a company name may be problematic because it's a common term that is used by many companies in various... Read more »
I am looking to trademark the name Bitsy Boop. I found THIS on your website: BITSY BOOP - Trademark Details
Status: 710 - Cancelled - Section 8
answered on Jan 30, 2023
BITSY BOOP, with a design of a little girl, was registered by the Hearst corporation in 1998 for tee shirts, and one half of Hearst's interest was assigned to Fleischer Studios in 1999. The joint owners failed to maintain the registration with a required statement of continuing use in 2005,... Read more »
How long does it typically take for a trademark to be issued?
answered on Jan 27, 2023
Federal trademark registration is not necessary for use of the trademark, and the mark may continue to be used by its owner pending its registration. Until the registration has been issued, however, its owner does not have the ability to sue in federal court for its infringement.
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I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that... Read more »
answered on Sep 16, 2022
This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.
answered on Apr 26, 2022
HEE HAW was registered as a mark for entertainment services in 1992 and has been renewed. Your proposed mark would be considered infringing if used for similar services, and the minor difference in spelling is of no significance.
answered on Nov 29, 2021
You need to be watchful whether registered or not.
Use gives you some rights, but you are the one who has to enforce them.
answered on Nov 29, 2021
You may be able to obtain a federal trademark for your business name in connection with the goods or services you offer. To do so, you will file an application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, describing the mark and the class(es) of goods and services the mark will relate to.... Read more »
I am intending on making this trademark into a record label: Phup Duc Productions
answered on May 9, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney to file an application for the trademark
I need the trademark to the name Branco.
answered on May 6, 2021
A mark that is primarily merely a surname is not registrable. Branco is a surname. If it has no other distinctive meaning other than being a surname, the application to register it as trademark will be denied.
My brother started T.R.A.P. Fitness LLC in Memphis, TN in 2019 for both male and female clients. Here is his website: trapfitnessmemphis.com.
Trap Fitness for Pretty Girls was registered in 2020 (Serial Number 88312626) (Registration Number 5953349) in Lancaster, TX.
The entry did... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2021
It depends. You may be able to file under either name (the short name or the long name) but you would need to perform a clearance search to see exactly how everything was filed and then make a determination based on that. With trademark clearances, we would look at names that are the same but also... Read more »
I know Lenny Kravitz has the name Let Love Rule trademarked. I wasn't sure if I could use Let Love Rule Plus without and conflict.
answered on Jan 1, 2021
If someone has the exact mark trademarked you run a high risk of infringement. But it’s possible you could have good counter arguments depending on a number factors. For example, knowing how LK uses this mark in commerce would be highly determinative.
If i make a company that has a similar but different spelling in the name than one that is currently copyrighted or trademarked, could i possibly be sued? I have no affiliation with said company nor do i sell or copy anything of said company, just two similar names. There is a trademark for the... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2020
Yes you can be sued.
It will depend on the similarity or difference of the products and whether somebody can be confused as the origin of the products or services.
Consult with an attorney
It's really just a modification I've made to stuffed animals, that started out as a game mechanic. I just really want to make sure that if someone manufactures it that they won't stop me from using the design. Making some money off of it wouldn't hurt either but it is secondary.
answered on Nov 18, 2020
You may want to consider protecting your toy with a patent, assuming your modifications to existing toys are novel and non-obvious. You will need a patent attorney to help you assessing the patentability of your toy and preparing and filing the patent application.
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I'm a designer and am designing a logo for a company called Southside Vols Nutrition, and wanted to make sure that I'm not infringing on an existing logo work mark when I start into this thing. Any insight would be helpful! Thanks.
answered on Nov 12, 2020
Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. You may be able to trademark that logo if it is different enough from all of the trademarks owned by UTK. It also depends on if "vols" is considered a "famous mark."
I would definitely suggest speaking with a trademark attorney to do... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2020
If your name is Sincere you will likely not be able to have it registered in either a state or with the Federal Trademark Office. Surnames are not protectable by Trademark. See a trademark attorney.
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