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Q: Can I use "K9" for a Dog Kennel, Gaming Community, or any Publicly Official Name and risk legal trouble?

I am considering a few ideas and want to relate them to my dog. I have a dream of owning and running a Dog Kennel and Breed Dogs Officially and I have a Gaming Community that is looking for an Official Name. I would like to relate it with K9. I know K9 is often referring to Federal Working Dogs and... View More

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answered on Dec 4, 2023

Using "K9" in the name of your dog kennel or gaming community is generally permissible, as "K9" is a common term used to refer to dogs, particularly in the context of police or military dogs. The term itself is not typically subject to copyright because it is considered a... View More

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Q: If trademark is registered as board game (Goods and Services is: Board games) would it be enforceable under video games?
Andrew Zulieve
Andrew Zulieve
answered on Jan 31, 2018

Possibly. The respective goods or services need not be identical to one another, only sufficiently related such that consumers would be expected to encounter the respective goods or services under similar buying conditions.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability and Gaming for Utah on
Q: I'm making a baseball themed card game.

I'm using vintage pictures of cards from the early 1900's which are in the public domain. I'm wondering if their names are also safe to use? Thank you!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 12, 2016

You are copying a card so normally that would be fine; however I'm not a copywrite /image specialist and you should contact one of them for a definitive answer.

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