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I have multiple designs that I want to trademark. Do I have
I have multiple designs that I want to trademark. Do I have to file for each design or can I register my clothing brand and any design I make be protected? … read more
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I submitted the name Alert-Lite for a trademark. The reply
I submitted the name Alert-Lite for a trademark. The reply came back that it was merely a descriptive term for both Alert and Lite (for light). My question is if I add an Arrow extending from the top … read more
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I have a question about trademarking our business name. The
Hello I have a question about trademarking our business name. The name of our business is "Fit Core Athletics" and we searched the USPTO Database and found another company named "Fitcore". We are not … read more
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I sell on Etsy and was sent an email stating I was in
I sell on Etsy and was sent an email stating I was in violation of copyright infringement for using an embroidery design on a shirt that someone else claims they have a copyright for. I have searched … read more
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I have a question about making stickers similar to salt life stickers. They would be dog
I have a question about making stickers similar to salt life stickers. They would be dog breed based and have paw prints as part of the letters. Lettering would be similar to Salt Life font but not th… read more
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I am planning to import Selfie Sticks from China. On my packaging,
I am planning to import Selfie Sticks from China. On my packaging, I have designed a logo wordmark " SelfieStick" found in the following photo link, https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WMjSrmtDpYM/VWCp… read more
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,I need clarification on trademark filings. I've been
Hi, I need clarification on trademark filings. I've been advised that any word that might be descriptive, praise, or state the service may be denied. My team and I really want to incorporate the word … read more
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I want to use a font called Grinched for a book I am writing
I want to use a font called Grinched for a book I am writing and will be selling. How do I make sure I can use it for commercial use. Thanks… read more
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I have a label on a product that uses many of the same colors
I have a label on a product that uses many of the same colors that a competitor uses, however I do have a different name for my product that I applied a trademark for. I sell both my competitor produc… read more
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Now that I have decided to trademark my business is plain font
Now that I have decided to trademark my business is plain font I now have a new question. Of thename my tm for hotel was (hypothetically speaking) "hotels of America" hotels but I wanted to protect th… read more
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According to the USPTO there are three possible mark formats.
According to the USPTO there are three possible mark formats. My question is if someone already has the name i want to use for a business trademarked in standard character format, but they operate in … read more
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If I were to create a t-shirt, bumper sticker, etc. which includes
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Hello,I am having a sign made for the front door of my buiding.
Hello, I am having a sign made for the front door of my buiding. It is not very large. The sign company is telling me that they haven't put the "tm" at the end of a tag line on the door. Would the tag… read more
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Hi, I got a web site www.bigtopwebdesign.com and someone is
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Can you copyright a design that is mostly text but with a flower
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