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We have been using a particular symbol as our logo for over

We have been using a particular symbol as our logo for over a quarter of a century but never got it the trademark. Now we're seeing others in the very same industry starting to utilizing the identical symbol. Do we have any rights to it, to prevent them from using it? We feel by others using it that it may mislead the public that it's us.

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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I created a product and started selling it on amazon with

I created a product and started selling it on amazon with the brand name BugAway.. its an electronic pest repellet...At the time I didn't know about trademark search. I Googled and found Nothing with that logo name...Well I just learned about USPTO website and found a trade mark "BugsAway!" They are selling location and plastic bags...Am i violating their trademark?JA: Is the trademark federally registered?Customer: I am thinking about registeri g my trademark, then some body told me about the USPTO...I searched And found their trademark ..Yes they are registeredJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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My name is ******. I run a Facebook group and a blog site.

Hello, My name is Monte ******. I run a Facebook group and a blog site. Our focus is Merch By Amazon. It allows everyone the opportunity to design t-shirts and sell them on Amazon.com; It has been called the new gold rush. Anyways, I have a shirt design. Could you please look at the original idea and then look at my design, and tell me if I would be safe to publish my shirt design or would I be infringing on someone else's work i.e. a derivative. If I would be infringing on the other designers work, could you please provide some insight, maybe a rule of thumb that I could share with my merch group or on my blog at merchfuel.com so that we do not violate any copyrights including derivatives. Some members are under the impression that if they change the font and color and swap out for a similar graphic or flip an element of the design layout that they will be fine.

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For trademark attorney, I applied our business logo design

For trademark attorney, I applied our business logo design for our clothing line for trademark. it's still in process, I submitted our logo design shown on neck label of t shirt to the trademark office to show how it will be used. I just realized that the design has little (R) which means registered assuming that it will get approved since it's very unique design. Will I be in trouble that we already put (R) on it since it's not registered yet?

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I got a copyright infringement notice from Servpro.com. We

I got a copyright infringement notice from Servpro.com. We have owned a website for several years called serviceproslocal.com. They are requesting us stop using the website which we have invested 100's of thousand of dollars in SEO and pay them $25000 within 14 days.JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: email letterJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can provide documentation ok

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I am developing a subscription based platform that brings

I am developing a subscription based platform that brings together the merchant and the user. How can I protect this idea?

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Alex Reese

Intellectual Property Attorney

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I am the owner of Signs in Paintsville,. We have a local

My name is***** and I am the owner of Ward Signs in Paintsville, KY. We have a local competitor that has done work (vehicle wraps, etc.) for a customer, East Kentucky Lawn Care in which our competitor has done business with for a couple years. The customer became unsatisfied with the current work by the competitor so they brought their business to us. We duplicated the art for some projects, as well as the logo, and the competitor has had a lawyer send a threatening letter of further litigation if we didn't stop printing. We actually changed the background image used and did trace some of the artwork, but the customer has paid thousands of dollars for the work to the competitor and was under the assumption they owned the rights and could take their business elsewhere.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing has been filed and local attorneys that I have spoken with aren't sure.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have an upcoming job from another customer that wants to use us and I have the art available to use for their cars and have them scheduled for Friday. The wrench in this is that the competitor has used a duplicate of artwork derived from another Sheriff Dept. from an image brought to them that they duplicated.

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I would like to copyright or protect a logo or avatar

hello ,I would like to copyright or protect a logo or avatar created by my now deceased son for non-profit purposes. Is this possible? And if so how?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: No written doc. from him just computer images and some hand drawings.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time.

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nyclawyer

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I work in the knife industry where I customize and modify

I work in the knife industry where I customize and modify existing production folding knives. Some companies like Emerson Knives Inc. and Spyderco have trademarked their opening feature (i.e. the 'wave' and the 'spydie hole'). If I were to make a new blade for their own knife and install it on their knife (i.e. not a knife I made) would this be acceptable?

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montysimmons

Owner Simmons Patents

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