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Using trademarked English words on tshirts

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When creating designs for tshirts, mugs and similar and writing copy for the sales pages of those items, I'm constantly running into English words that have standard character trademarked for the product category that I'm selling, even though I'm not using the words in any manner that would confuse a buyer about the brand.

For example, the word Swatch has pending trademark application for many categories, including products like mugs and towels. If that trademark is approved, does that prohibit me from using that word on a towel or mug or in the sales page description for phrase like "my favorite color swatch is blue"?

Another example is there is a trademark for the word "soulmate" in the jewelry category. Would that legally prohibit me from printing the phrase "my wife is my soulmate" on a piece of jewelry I'm selling?
Answers (1)
 
Kanchan Vaidya
A Registered trademark cannot be used by any other person in association with the same goods or services for which it has been registered. It may cause an infringment of the trademark.
 

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