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How can I revive my trademark?

How can I revive my trademark?

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 2/23/2017
It seems like my trademark is abandoned and I want to revive it.
Are pre-1923 images with expired/canceled trademarks in the public domain?

Are pre-1923 images with expired/canceled trademarks in the public domain?

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 2/20/2017
I've seen repeated questions about re-using pre-1923 advertising, where the respondent warns about trademarks (and trademarked phrasing) appearing, but I've yet to see anyone discuss the situation where, yes, there is a trademark, but the trademark is canceled or expired. The particular case I'm looking at has two trademark images I'd like to use: one says "Section 8 - canceled - 2002," and the other, "Expired - 1989." I'm not interested in *acquiring* the trademark; I'd merely like to reprod...
Group Therapy

Group Therapy

In Slogans    -  updated on 2/20/2017
How can a phrase like group therapy be trademarked? Is it a certain font or with a specific picture or logo?
Can I please have your permission to call my foal who will be racing 9n 2019, MAYTHEFORCEBEWITHU?  We are only allowed to use 18 characters including spaces, hence typing all the letters together.

Can I please have your permission to call my foal who will be racing 9n 2019, MAYTHEFORCEBEWITHU? We are only allowed to use 18 characters including spaces, hence typing all the letters together.

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 2/20/2017
Can I please have your permission to name my foal who will be racing in the year 2019, MAYTHEFORCEBEWITHU. We are only allowed 18 characters including spaces for naming a horse, hence typing all the letters together. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Jane Lock
Domain name

Domain name

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 2/15/2017
I have been threatened with legal action the name of what I promote and sell on the internet infringes on a trademark of a large company. Since I know little about trademark laws, I disengaged my websie but retain ownership of the domain. I fear that I may lose a law suit. The company in question now wants ownership of my domain among other things. Is ownership of a domain an infringement if there is nothing back it up?
wHAT QUALIFIES AS A TRADEMARK?

wHAT QUALIFIES AS A TRADEMARK?

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 2/15/2017
What are the criteria for a legitimate trademark? Can a generic phrase qualify as a trademark or what makes a trademark uique?
Can I trade mark a name already in use

Can I trade mark a name already in use

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 2/12/2017
If someone is already using the name but no trade mark can I trade mark it?
Can I trademark a name that is already trademarked

Can I trademark a name that is already trademarked

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 1/27/2017
I would like to trademark a name that is already registered trademarked. Am I still able to trademark the name?
eDUCATION

eDUCATION

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 1/25/2017
HI MY NAME IS JOHN AND I AM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND SPONSORSHIP WITHIN TRADEMARK. I HAVE TO BE HONEST I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE THAN AN CONCEPT AND THIS IS IT, WHAT IF WE ISOLATE THE MARK WITH LOGO REGISTRATION AND ADD JOBS THAT WAY. IT SEEMS TO ME PEOPLE ARE NOT OBSERVING THE TWENTY FIVE YEAR PLAN SET BY WORLD TRADE MARKS UNLESS I AM WRONG I DO APOLOGIZE BUT I THOUGHT YOU COULD ONLY HAVE TWO TRADE MARKS REGISTERED UNDER ONE ALIAS?
do i have to pay for a trade mark

do i have to pay for a trade mark

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 1/24/2017
hi my name is courtney from chicago im a nurse trying to start my own non medical health care business do you have to pay for trade mark just want to be sure.?