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Need advise on domain name

Need advise on domain name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,

I'm building a website that will offer brain exercises, possibly for a subscription fee for the premium content. I need an expert advice whether the domain name I have registered may be considered as a copyright infringement. My domain name is an 'e' added before a trademarked name; For example, if the trademarked name is apple321.com, my domain name is eapple321.com. apple321.com (as example) promotes a physical exercise system that, as they claim, improves ment...
I need information on trademark laws

I need information on trademark laws

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
O.k. here's a long story for you. My husband and I have got a business up and running this year that took off, which is great, but against my better judgement, we used a friends company name in with ours, he wanted us to use his name in ours because people would associate the two and give him basically free advertising, get his name more out there so to speak. I don't want to say the name so I will make up fake ones so you can understand what I am trying to say. We'll say Hallo...
Need help with terminology

Need help with terminology

In Famous Marks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I contacted Guinness about the use of the layout of their design and nothing more.  I received the following reply:

We appreciate your solicitation regarding Guinness; however, regret to
inform you that it is a globally licensed and registered brand.  Without
legal approval for use of the name, logo or any association with the
product, any private or public/commercial representation by an individual or
entity would violate the trademark infringement us...
need help answering

need help answering

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
If I am to apply for a trademark that includes a company name, a logo and a slogan in one "design," do I have to use it all in the same design or can I split it up?  Say for instance, I make a tshirt up; can I place the name of the company and the logo on the front and slogan on the back?  Please let ne know your thoughts.

   Thanks...
Will I be infringing on ther trademark? Help needed.

Will I be infringing on ther trademark? Help needed.

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello, guys and gals. I'm in the last phase of starting and IT company doing pc repairs, networking computer building etc etc. The only thing that needs to be sorted out is the naming of My company. Being a Catholic, I thought I would use a saint name as my company's name. SO, I started going through some Saint names. And I came across St Talida. So, I decided that TalidaIT will be my company name. SO I was doing google search and found out that Talida (no it) is already used in the...
New clothing line what trademark would i need?

New clothing line what trademark would i need?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am trying to start my own clothing line and want to trademark it so its mine do i need a lawyer?
need help doing trademark research

need help doing trademark research

In Trademark Monitoring    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello.  Is there anyone who knows a simple way to research what trademarks (and patents) a company holds? I am supposed to research this, particularly companies in Europe.  I tried the database at OAMI/CTM, but even though I saw trademarks listed on the company's website, they didn't show up on that site.  I also searched esp@cenet for patents and have again come up blank.  What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks to any and all who can offer some guidance.

Vegas Hotels - do I need permission to use in a fi

Vegas Hotels - do I need permission to use in a fi

In Trademark Ownership    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am shooting a spec commercial that may air in one city (Salt lake City) and want to use some stock footage from a company that has the right to license the footage from the original filmmaker.

Do I need to get permission from the Las Vegas hotel that is the focus of the shot for 2 seconds max?

I don't want to get into trouble, but don't want to spend too much time researching if it's not necessary.

Thank you!

Sally Hughes
How to trademark business name? Need help please..

How to trademark business name? Need help please..

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I would like to trademark the name of my business, and was attempting to file through legalzoom.com. My company will be designing pet playhouses, toys and products.

Basically at this point I just want to trademark the company name, but legalzoom.com have contacted me and are telling me that in order to be protected, I need to pay additional fees for each type of product I'll be selling, if they fall into different classes of goods.

This is all new to me, and I'm quite confused -...
TRADEMARK APPLICATION - need info

TRADEMARK APPLICATION - need info

In Trademark Office Action Responses    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I received this response from USPTO on my application.

"SEARCH RESULTS
The Office records have been searched and no similar registered or pending mark has been found that would bar registration under Trademark Act Section 2(d), 15 U.S.C. ?1052(d).  TMEP ?704.02.

Applicant must respond to the following requirement.
Significance of Mark
Applicant must specify whether ?TRADEMARK? has any significance in the applicant?s trade or industry, any geographical signific...
Trademark Question - Need help!

Trademark Question - Need help!

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
We are looking to trademark the name of a database for public use targeted at a specific Midwest crowd, but for use likely across the US, possibly internationally. The name we've nearly settled on has been used by others, for different applications and situations. I searched the USPTO for a trademark on the name, and all of them that include the word are dead. Can we proceed with using it? Or, since others are using it but don't have it trademarked, do we have to find something else?

P...
need help with trademark dispute

need help with trademark dispute

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
My partner and I are experiencing some difficulties around a trademark issue and we found this forum. We?re hoping that you can help us. Although we are not formed as a non-profit, we make very little money from our work (less than $1000 mostly used to defray the cost of operating our websites since we started several years back) and could really use some help!

We own and operate several websites that are geared toward a niche small business community. One of the sites is a directory t...
A Trademark is Needed

A Trademark is Needed

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have come up with an idea for a label/name for a beverage that I really think will appeal to alot of people. The marketability of the name is endless, there are so many possibilities with it in this particular niche. I've designed the logo, slogans, and have a few questions regarding a trademark.

Lets say my product name will be Loony Platypus energy drink. I haven't actually produced an energy drink but i think that the name is distinct and recognizable, so i want to approach a maj...
City of Branson lawyer does not need a trademark?

City of Branson lawyer does not need a trademark?

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
The lawyer hired by the city of Branson had to explain his strategy at a alderman meeting. It turns out if you are trying to protect a name in a geographical area ? like the name Branson? all you have to do is threaten or evaluate any business that is using the name and is less then two years old. The threat is unclear if the business fails the evaluation but it would be assumed they would threaten a law suit ?as in the past? backed with tax payer money. So the belief is that if this threat g...
Help needed to complete my Trade-mark application

Help needed to complete my Trade-mark application

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
in Trade-mark applications:

I filed an application requesting to register a trademark for my software product. In my original application, under Wares/Marchandises: "Software to help draw wellbore diagrams or schematics, and then to related engineering calculations for oil and gas industries.", and also under services: "Services provided by the company is engineering consulting services with the software, wellfile document management under the aid of the software".<...
Need help for FastFood.com?

Need help for FastFood.com?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have designed two graphics to be used for advertising my web site FastFood.com.  The link to these graphics is:

http://www.fastfood.com/testlogos.htm


I will not only be using them on the site, but also in a direct mailing campaign.  I would appreciate any realistic evaluations on if these are likely to arouse any problems with regard to Copyright or Trademark infringements.

Thanks for you...
Do I need to register anything to include TM?

Do I need to register anything to include TM?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi. I would like to understand further registered vs. unregistered trademarks.

From my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong), you can register a trademark in your country, and then you can place a symbol (R) next to your marks. However, this only protects your trademark in the country in which it was registered (I am in Hong Kong), and would be prohibitively costly for a small company to register its trademark in each and every country.

As such, you can still claim the tradema...
Do I need to trademark my domain?

Do I need to trademark my domain?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi

Can I ask, is it standard practice to take out
a trademark appl'n on a domain name, if you are
going to use that name in a business capacity
i.e. as a trading website, selling goods/services
etc..?

Say I own a generic name, e.g. legal.com, that I
am wanting to use for a trading website. Now, I
am not concerned with registering a trademark on
the term 'legal' (which could not be enforced anyway)
but do I still have to TM the reference 'legal.com'
eve...
New to this need help

New to this need help

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
When is says that a generic name can't be trademarked, does that mean it can't be a part of your total trademark?

For example if I wanted to trademark bonejuice or legtea or armcar etc.....  Would those not be considered because they contained juice or tea or car in the phrase?

Also I am totally confused on logo design and not sure what I should do with that.....

Can someone recommend some detailed books or something?

Thanks!
I need pointing in the right direction.

I need pointing in the right direction.

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have a small home-based business making traditional soaps.

I live not far from a major tourist attraction and a lot of small businesses use "it" in their name for obvious reasons.

Anyway, I digress.

What are the practicalities of filing to trademark my business name myself versus using an attorney.

Like I said, it's a pretty small business but who knows.  

Not only do I want a name I can call my own, but I'm especially anxious that I don't g...