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Q: How would I go about trade marking Build A Blunt?
Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Jul 20, 2018

You should speak with a trademark attorney in a confidential conversation. It may be possible. An attorney would need to know more about your business.

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Q: I've since found out my audio group's online name is trademarked by a theatre company in the UK. I'm in the US (WI).

They call themselves "Foolsgold Theatre Company" and are (from what I understand) a stage theatre brand, while we call ourselves "Fools Gold Theatre Productions" and are strictly online creating audio. They've contacted me asking me to stop using it because they've been trading with the name since... Read more »

Michael Gerity
Michael Gerity answered on Aug 9, 2017

It would appear that the threshold issue here is whether or not they do business under that name in the United States (or whether you do business with yours in the UK). Trademark rights are geographical in nature. While the geographical nature has eroded somewhat due to the international nature... Read more »

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Q: So is it legal to make a sign that says DRINK WISCONSIN SENSIBLY or is it trademarked
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

Talk to a local trademark lawyer, who can investigate and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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Q: The phrase "drinking for three" is trademarked. Can I use "Drinking for 3" in its place?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

More information is needed to answer. This type of question has to be answered based on the specific facts involved (product, geography, usage by others, etc.). Generally speaking, if it's for the same type of product/service, then it could be problematic. Talk to a local trademark lawyer, who can... Read more »

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