Recently Asked Questions - Copyright vs. Trademark

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Infringment or not?

Infringment or not?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 1/5/2018
I have a registered trademark..let's say it is "bagelman"..I have had this for a few years now. Recently I discovered another company is using the name "thebagelman". We even use on our website and advertising a catch phrase and they have almost copied this to the word. We only have TM on phrase. Is this person infringing? Can and should I go after them?
Can a company take another entity

Can a company take another entity's copyright slogan and TRADEMARK it?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 3/3/2017
I am a cartoonist who puts his toons on products at print-on-demand sites such as Zazzle. One of the designs I did in 2009 featured an original cartoon of a heart pumping iron with a dumbell and a slogan, "Get Fit - Stay Fit!" (https://www.zazzle.com/motivational_heart_fitness_cartoon_gym_poster-228667178814789182) I added a copyright symbol and my name as part of the design. Today, I found that a company in Canada (http://cordarofit.com/) is using the same phrase together with their company ...
ELEGIANT

ELEGIANT

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 8/31/2016
Could you please help me search out whether ELEGIANT is registered in United Kingdom?
What does trademark "Carebol "status "RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER" mean?

What does trademark "Carebol "status "RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER" mean?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 6/29/2016
What does trademark "Carebol "status "RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER" mean? What further information we need to submit? What should we do now? Is this status normal? How long we will wait for the next status?
trademark process

trademark process

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 1/27/2016
is there anything I can do to stop someone who filed for a trademark that is the same as a tagline I've used since 2010? filing was 10/15
I want to protect some images I designed. Should I trademark it or copyright it?

I want to protect some images I designed. Should I trademark it or copyright it?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 10/17/2015
I want to protect some images I designed. Should I trademark it or copyright it?
Use of fruit crate label from 1940s "blushing melons"

Use of fruit crate label from 1940s "blushing melons"

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 10/9/2015
I would like to use the old fruit crate design "blushing melons" for our band. This label appears all over the Internet. eBay sells magnets, t-shirt company sells shirts. I just want to copy the label to make a sign. What do I have to do? The production team says I can't copy anything off the internet unless I have permission. I have spent hours looking for f.h. Hogue company way back in 1940. I have contacted fruit crate label companies. No one has an answer but everyone is using it. What do...
how to register an artist name ?

how to register an artist name ?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 5/3/2015
greetings, i would like to know how to register my artist name and insure it will not be used by someone else in future basis for commercial and copyright purposes.
the Name given me at my brith

the Name given me at my brith

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 4/4/2015
My question am I able to copyright or trademark the capitalize name on my birthcertificate
trademarked or copyrighted

trademarked or copyrighted

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 3/31/2015
How do I know if a name is trademarked or copyrighted