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In Logos    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Can tee shirt logo designed be protected?
Registering a Trademark That May Be Protected By Common Law

Registering a Trademark That May Be Protected By Common Law

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I've been using a product name (mark) in conjunction with an invention I registered with the USPTO in 2007.  I've used this mark on my product sell sheet and correspondence.  However, because the product hasn't been manufactured, the mark hasn't been used in commerce.

The domain name (.com) for my mark was previously registered and unavailable.  After the registration expired last month, I was able to secure the web address this week.  Now th...
Protecting my trade mark on the internet

Protecting my trade mark on the internet

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have a registered(in Canada) trade mark for my business.I comissioned the design. It is a kind of superhero cartoon character. It is very cute and apealing. Everyone loves it. I have it on my website with a tm beside it and all rights reserved on the bottom of page. I am nervous that people will just take it and use it for anything. I am concidering taking it off my web page untill my company has enough money to sue everyone. Am I being paranoid or smart?  Thanks.
How to protect mark? not Reg

How to protect mark? not Reg'd, but Intent toUse applied for...

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi, 

I appreciate so much the excellent feedback and advice in this forum.  Thank you all.

I submitted an Intent to Use application for the mark "Renee Plygnon" (ficticious)" with intentions of using it for a line of various fashion dolls and storybooks. Example:  "Renee Plygnon dolls" and  "Renee Plygnon storybooks".

"Renee Plygnon" died many ye...
Protecting My Own Trademark

Protecting My Own Trademark

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
In 1981 I created a word to identify my products and services.  ( I develop/developed custom software, did/do computer consulting, custom built computers (no longer do that) as well as sold software and services from other vendors. My current work is all consulting and sotware related)    

Prior to that time, the word did not exist in any shape or form that I could identify. (something on the order of EXXON, CITI, VERIZON - a made-up word)  I have been using that wo...
Can an unfamous mark be protected?

Can an unfamous mark be protected?

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Truthfully, can a small company with a US registratation and nominal interstate use protect the rights of their mark against a larger company that starts using the same name, in the same industry?  

It seems the law only protects the big companies, and the smaller ones, without large exposure, really don't have rights, even with a registration.  My small software company has a registered mark and a larger company started using the same name in a different design.  After ...
Jewelry business trademark protection

Jewelry business trademark protection

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

My wife just started a jewelry design and manufacture business. Her name is also the business' name (just like "HARRY WINSTON", "ERICA COURTNEY", etc.).

She has two logos she uses, one is just the name, in her special font, and the other is the name + a drawing.

The name is stamped on each and every one of the jewelry pieces she makes.

And now to my questions...

1. I would like to register a trademark to protect her business. Do I ...
Is BevMo protected from

Is BevMo protected from

In Famous Marks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Is BevMo protected from "OtherMo" variations?

For example, would the following be infringing on BevMo?

CigMo (Cigars and More)

WineMo (Wines and More)

BeerMo (Beers and More)

GiftMo (Gifts and More)

AardMo (Aardvarks and More)

I have an idea for an online shop selling a food product and the shop name would be in the same vein as above.

Thanks,
Walter



Old advertisements - is protection forever?

Old advertisements - is protection forever?

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I'm of the understanding that pre 1923 works are in the public domain - regarding copyright.  

However, I'm wondering about reprinting pre 1923 advertisments.  Does that violate trademark law?  
For example a 1916 advertisement for Dodge Brothers cars, Ivory Soap, or Campbell's Soup; all still existing.

How about ones long out of business: Paige, Pierce-Arrow, Studebaker cars, carved ivory from elephant tusks, etc.?

Thanks much for any advice.
Abbreviation of mark (protected?)

Abbreviation of mark (protected?)

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

My question(s) are if Abbreviations of the mark are protected. I will give an example ..

(Made up name for example)

Music group "Eight World Wonders" ... and the name is trademarked. After awhile, the group also becomes know as "E.W.W."
Does the group have ANY protection, other than common law rights .. because the name "E.W.W." isnt trademarked.

Meaning, if another (music) group starts calling itself "E.W.W." ......
Unique name, how to protect?

Unique name, how to protect?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Ok, a name that is truely unique, how do you protect it from Anybody using the name for Any purpose?

Unique names such as Walmart, Pepsi, Spongebob .. etc.

Because with a trademark .. they want you to be class specific .. but you dont want the name to be diluted?

What can I do to totally protect the name from being used?

thx,

Patrick
Trademark protection in Indonesia

Trademark protection in Indonesia

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
For your information there are many trademark infringement cases in Indonesia. The Indonesian trademark office use the 'first-to-file' system for trademark infringements. Hope this info will be useful for any marks owners on protecting their marks in Indonesia.
reg. copyright protect future tm app?

reg. copyright protect future tm app?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,

I am about to copyright a website, which includes a logo design and a product name.

I have already searched many databases for the availability for registration for the logo design and product name.

If after I copyright the website in september,  will that protect my TM applications until December?

Also, I did see that the plural form of my intended product name was applied for registration in May by another party for the same general class of goods, but n...
Can a trademark protect words w/ format info?

Can a trademark protect words w/ format info?

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Can a trademark protect the name of our printed magazine and website in general - or - only for a certain type style /font or specific graphic logo?

Thanks,

Marc
servicemark protection $150

servicemark protection $150

In Service Marks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
  
To,

Manager Human Resource/ Admin

Re                            Protect your trademark/Service mark in Pakistan

Dear Sir,

We have known about your company recently. To facilitate our future business relationship, we would like to avail opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are writing to you, hoping to work with you in the field of intellectual property. Our legal firm k...
protecting my products

protecting my products

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 11/21/2009
What would be better to protect my work as a cartoonist who wants to put my characters on T-shirts? My cartoons are a high quality and after testing the market I am worry that someone will take an advantage of my work, My cartoons will be published in a year calendars, children books, coloring books, toys and mede into a kids videos. My company name is: Children Essentials, my cartoon characters name is: Little Forest Friends. There is more then one hundred images I created for my t-shirts ...
protecting an idea

protecting an idea

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 11/29/2009
can you trademark or patent an idea? for example, you wanted a specific idea for social networking; is there a way to protect it from others stealing your idea?
Logo to protect name?

Logo to protect name?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 12/28/2009
If I have a logo and my name is in it, will trademarking it protect my name too? Also, is there a short cut to picking a class and description?
trademark, slogan and logo protection

trademark, slogan and logo protection

In Logos    -  updated on 1/24/2010
I want to protect the new name of my company, the logo that will be hand designed as well as the slogan. How do I go about finding if these are taken and how much it would cost to have these three protected ?Thank you. Joanne
trademark to protect a domain name

trademark to protect a domain name

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 1/31/2010
I would like to protect my domain name with a trademark. Should I trademark the name only or the name with the .com?