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I am making a towel and want to put the phrase "Vitamin Sea"

I am making a towel and want to put the phrase "Vitamin Sea" on it. This is a phrase that is not a registered trademark for any related products (at least via a quick search in the USPTO), and it is used by other apparel manufacturers. However, it's most common use is in the phrase "I need My vitamin Sea". This is the way most people are using it on clothes, swimwear, towels, etc. This is not the name of any related company in the industry that I know of, but I haven't done extensive research. I also see that there are some using just the two-word phrase "Vitamin Sea".. for example: https://www.365ist.com/simple-for-you-vitamin-sea-slogan-swimsuit-black.htmlAm I ok to use this phrase on my towel? It is not the name of my company, and the towel will still have my company logo place separately on the towel.

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Copyright Question: My design team created a cool gradient

Copyright Question: My design team created a cool gradient blue cloud with detailed worried eyes and the clouds mouth looks zipped close with the words "There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer." In a high-tech font Underneath the cloud.Well a guy had previously copyrighted a stick figure cloud with a stick figure worried expression, a zipped closed mouth. The words "There is NO cloud it's just someone else's computer" in a plain font underneath it.My question is, does that mean I can't sell my design on t-shirts just because he now has a copyright on his design? Even though my design is way different?

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I own a national scholarship pageant organization. I have

I own a national scholarship pageant organization. I have independent contractors who run the state pageant programs. They are not franchisees and do not own rights to our logo, etc. They simply run a state pageant using our name. They would like to use our logo to make tshirt and sell them. I believe this is an infringement on my intellectual property, and believe I should be receiving a percentage of sales from any (approved by me) creation of an item bearing my logo. What is a good merchandise policy for me to have? Up until now, I have not allowed any state program director to use my logo for profit.

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Received a DMCA on website and not exactly sure what content

Received a DMCA on website and not exactly sure what content i should remove because it's description was vague and didn't inform me of much.

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I'm in the US but this is for a product I will distribute

I'm in the US but this is for a product I will distribute worldwide. I want to create a Private organization called the OVA (Online Views Awards) and certify people with over 100K on any video platform online (youtube, Vimeo, World star, Instagram etc...)The certification is free and I will send them a printable Certificate but they choose to purchase a Premium AWARD for a fee. I would use the following Levels: Bronze: 100K views. Silver 250K views, Gold 500K views , Platinum 1M views and Diamond 10M and up.The plaque I designed is using a hologram in a similar way the RIAA does for their streaming and record sales plaques, of course the logo is completely different but can I get in trouble for similarity ? Also, instead of a gold record in the middle I have a globe with a play button in the middle. I notthzt youtube sends a small play button (no globe) as an award to people with more than 100K subscribers. Can they also tell me that I can't use a play button ? even though it's only in the middle of a design on not the main award. On the RIAA website they list their awards with a trademark and copyright next to the words gold, platinum etch. can they really copyright the word gold?? does that Mean I cannot do a gold award for online views? I 'm attaching a mock up of my award, logo and frame as well as a youtube award and a RIAA award and logo so you can tell me what I can and cannot legally do. how do I send you files ?thanks for the info

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Q: looking at product with automotive images on them without

HI again.. Q: looking at product with automotive images on them without a brand name written outside of what might be built onto the car itself in an image.Can I feature a specific car in / on a product that realistically ....draws the attention of people who identify with the well known model.. or models..if it's my artwork - but clearly is the known model car.. without stating it's TM'd name on the product. ie Dodge Challenger sweat shirt.. but headlining for instance "1971 Muscle" .. not 1971 Dodge Challenger. But car is the focus point .. is that breaching copy right or trademark or intellectual property rights etc..??Dave

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I want to create an private organisation to certify Online

I want to create an private organisation to certify Online views. Not only youtube but any platform showing vews count (vimeo, youtube, daily motion, instagram,etc...) I will certify the videos for free but I will sell the option for a custom frame /award at a cost. Can i do that without getting in trouble with the platforms i will not use their name or logos also MY logo has a Play button for the O (OVA) is ressemble an icon youtube uses can I still have it in my logo ? i have a file to show you

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Is it possible for me to register a trademark that was

Is it possible for me to register a trademark that was originally someone else's, but has since expired and not been renewed by the original holder? How can I find out if the item in question is currently registered to someone? It is a product name and graphic logo which I believe hasn't been in use since the 1930s...

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There are several business that exist online: LifeLine,

There are several business that exist online: LifeLine, LifeCall, MedicalAlarm, MedicalAlert, FirstAlert, etc. Can I create a business name with "All American" and combine it to "Medical Alert" as in, "All American Medical Alert" or "All American Medical Alarm"?

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