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I am working on creating a brand of beach cruiser

I am working on creating a brand of beach cruiser accessories and safety equipment for women. I found an ecommerce store with the same brand name. They sell bicycle related gifts. Their word trademark is cancelled, but they are still doing business. Do they have common law rights to the trademard. They would not be a direct competitor, and, in my opinion, the relationship could be mutually beneficial. How should I proceed?

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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I run a laser engraving business. One of the products I was

I run a laser engraving business. One of the products I was buying retail and reselling with custom designs was Zippo lighters. Things were going well until I received a trademark infringement notification from Zippo stating that I was hurting their brand by selling these modified lighters. The images where custom monograms and some video game themes. I was selling these on Etsy, and Etsy is who passed my info to Zippo. I was told I had to remove my listing for any engraved Zippos. However can they legally do this to me? I've purchased the lighters at full retail via amazon and from what understand by looking up resell rights laws and rulings, I bought the item and have full control to sell it as I wish. Any insight into this would be helpful as I'd like to continue selling engraved Zippos. Thanks!

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Gerald-Esquire

Juris Doctor

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I run an Etsy shop and I made & sell doll clothes for ******

Hello! I run an Etsy shop and I made & sell doll clothes for ****** & *********** Doll clothes. I have been notified by Etsy Legal that I have been sited for trademark infringement by ***************. My question: Is editing these listings with the trademark symbol enough, or do I need to make other changes to make these listings 'legal'? I may have other similar questions; I was notified by Etsy for a similar issue two years ago by another company, and after making the changes I thought would suffice but receiving other notifications, I deleted these listings for fear of having my shop shut down). Thank you so much!

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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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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Alex Reese

Intellectual Property Attorney

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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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Lorens35

Juris Doctor

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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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JD 1992

Juris Doctor

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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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Thomas Swartz

Attorney

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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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montysimmons

Owner Simmons Patents

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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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Thomas Swartz

Attorney

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