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I am writing a comic book...can i trademark the character
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I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed
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I am interested in using a Superman logo in a bus bench
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I have a book coming out in a couple months. The name I
I have a book coming out in a couple months. The name I chose, I see, is used by some other authors already. It's also trademarked but shows as "dead" in the trademark search. Can book titles be copyr… read more
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I have a handmade product that uses various superhero characters
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Can I write a book where the main character is the child of
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I self-published a book using part of a persons blog,under
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I am working on a book about the a the guy who ran Silk Road,
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If someone is writing a book and the editor agreed to get a
If someone is writing a book and the editor agreed to get a URL using the title of the book does the author have rights to that URL. The editor is no longer working on editing the book and will not re… read more
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I want to use the name "Superman" in the lyrics of a song. Who
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Can I publish a story I have written about Superman, the comic
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We are a printing company and have a graphics department. We
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Hi and thanks in advance!! I have selected the title for
Hi and thanks in advance!! I have selected the title for a book that a lawyer friend says I really should protect with a trademark. I am told the national and international procedures are reasonably s… read more
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