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We have had the phrase “American Lifeguard Association”

For years, we have had the phrase “American Lifeguard Association” trademark for lifeguard training, and we see that someone has recently created the “United States Lifeguard Association.” We feel the name is ***** ***** to our trademark name. Do we have any legal foundation to object to this, since words “United States” and “American” are such interchangeable words? Could it fall under dilution of our trademark in their attempt to sell their products, or some other possible violation?

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I am the owner of a store that is independently distributed,

I am the owner of a store that is independently distributed, however I signed no contracts when I opened the location. Due to lawsuits within the company, I began to get fearful of my situation and am changing the name of my location (as well as all the materials used to prevent copyright issues). My questions is if I can safely mention that our new company is "Formerly known as _______" during a transition phase

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I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed

I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed based off of trademarked logos. For example superman style "S" in 7 different pieces but when they are placed in a specific order look like the superman "S". Is this violating any laws or is it acceptable?

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We have trademarked the name of our festival in Baltimore,

We have trademarked the name of our festival in Baltimore, MD, "Vegan Soulfest". There is an event in Oakland, CA using the name Vegan Soul Fest. Does this infringe on our mark?

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Does Philz Coffee chain own the name "Mint Mojito" via their

Does Philz Coffee chain own the name "Mint Mojito" via their trademark?Registration Number:(###) ###-####I see a lot of people copy the recipe online for personal use but, what if another coffee shop wanted to make their own Minton mojito drink.Can Philz Coffee tell them they can't?

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If I buy some NFL stickers from a business that bought a NFL

If I buy some NFL stickers from a business that bought a NFL license can I put those stickers on the packaging of a product is that legal?

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Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3

Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3 pages of the copyright notice, author and other identifying information and making 100 copies of the instructional book/ authors images that is part of Plaintiff's proprietary pet grooming instructional program she licenses to schools under her companies federally registered trademarked name and being the title of book defendant sold to student's who purchased book as part of a tool kit to attend pet grooming class sold to them using Plaintiffs trademark and website content even after defendant was notified to stop, the prior being factual, if statutory damages are sought in a Texas federal court will award for copyright be, a. 1 damage award up to $150,000 no matter how many books were sold or copied? B. Any separate fine for CMI removal? B. Any fine for damaging author? C. Can Plaintiff seek damage award of defendants profits from trademark infringement?I know this is alot and don't expect a document to file with court, could you tell me if statutory damages where sought in a case like this the award will usually somewhere south of $150,000?

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I purchased a start-up eCommerce website/domain that sells

I purchased a start-up eCommerce website/domain that sells women's fashion, for purpose of this question I will call it "pinkplush". I later found out that there is an existing online women's clothing store called "inkplush". So our domain and brand name are only one letter off eachother. If you missed one letter in our domain name, you would be directed to their store instead. Although we both sell women's fashion, we do NOT have similar products and we do NOT have similar websites.On their website they have listed as LLC. But they have not trademarked their brand name. I am wondering if this could potentially place me at risk for "copyright infringement" or "confusing similarity"?

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There is a group that most people have heard of, called The

There is a group that most people have heard of, called The Nature Conservancy. Can a like-minded group use a name like Union Lake Nature Conservancy, as an example, or would any group be precluded from using the phrase 'nature conservancy' in their name?

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Thomas Swartz

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