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I was wondering if a company has a trademark in a specific

I was wondering if a company has a trademark in a specific class, does that mean I can't use the word when describing my product, such as "Great for (Brand Name) consultants" or "(Brand Name)-inspired"?JA: Is the trademark federally registered?Customer: yesJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: no, I have not talked to an attorney. Nothing in regards ***** ***** has been filed in court, if that is what you are asking.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am very, very small business owner. :)

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Looking for trademark advice. I just received a cease and

Looking for trademark advice.JA: Is the trademark federally registered?Customer: I just received a cease and desist letter from a company that trademarked the word Fish-On. My company name is***** co. We are an S Corp in business for two plus years. They're asking me to stop using my name and stop using it on fly fishing apparel.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No They sent me a letter two years ago and just asked that we don't promote the name on products.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Thats it.

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If I begin to produce a product similar to another product

If I begin to produce a product similar to another product before I realize or know that a company has a patent pending am I obligated to stop selling that product based on the fact that they have the patent pending? If not then what happens if they are granted a patent down the road and I am infringing on it?

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I have an Etsy shop selling digital items, some that have a

I have an Etsy shop selling digital items, some that have a Kate Spade theme. There are 16,000 items on Etsy selling Kate Spade themed items but I've been told to stop selling mine. There will still be 16,000 items tomorrow. To me it feels like harassment. Is there anything I can do?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: I just got the notice today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is it because I use a pink very similar to Kate Spades pink and the other shops don't?

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There is a trademark on the wording "He or She? Pop to See!"

There is a trademark on the wording "He or She? Pop to See!" Registration Number(###) ###-####I am considering two questions:Would I be in violation of the trademark if we remove the question mark in that phrase?If we said "He or She, BURST to see!" Would that be in trademark violation?

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I have some questions regarding trademark infringement, I

I have some questions regarding trademark infringementJA: Is the trademark federally registered?Customer: I think soJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not that i know ofJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Im starting a dropshipping company that sell skins for consoles but my supplier claims that all the skins they have are their original content but I disagree. I just want to know if I can get in trouble for selling a product that the supplier says is original and then it turns out to be trademarked

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I do have a question but I hesitate to ask. Actually, I

Hi. I do have a question but I hesitate to ask.JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: Actually, I wrote a manuscript and was about to self-publish, and someone mentioned that with the book containing characters and other band references, this might incur a trademark infringement. The book is done. But before I publish it, I don't want to risk any potential law suit.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. That's it. I can't spend a great deal of money on legal advice and could opt to change those references to fictional names.

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Alex, I don't. I had a question about digital copyright and

Hi AlexJA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I don't. I had a question about digital copyright and fair use.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I am starting a business plan writing and small business

I am starting a business plan writing and small business consulting company. A similar business has a trademark with the same name, but ".IO" after the name. There are also 2 other trademarks with an identical name, but providing different service. Should I bother submitting for a trademark or will it be rejected and I need to find an alternate business name?i.e.;XYZ - My businessXYZ.IO - business management consultingXYZ - Legal adviceXYZ - Computer advice

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