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Can Little League Baseball patent the words

Can Little League Baseball patent the words ''Little League''

In Branding    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Our youth football league recieved a letter from the Little League Baseball saying we could not use the words ''little league'' in the name of our football league. Our organization has been incorperated snce 1979,and have used the same name since then. My question is can Little League Baseball stop us from using the words ''little league in our name.
Alternate wording of a trademark?

Alternate wording of a trademark?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I'm writing a (goods and services) description for a trademark to submit, and the following questions pertain to that.

1. Do I have to use the word "namely", or can I use alternatives like "specifically" or whatever else best fits the description?

2. If yes, can I just use plain English throughout it all, if the description is brief yet intelligently worded and highly accurate? Is there any technical word I MUST use by official requirement?
Word Mark vs Logo registration

Word Mark vs Logo registration

In Logos    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

What do experts recommend: is it better to register a simple word mark without illustration, or full logo with complete design solution?

In the first case you can leave space for an eventual logo change, and in second case you protect your specific logo design solution.

Hope you understand what i want to ask..!

Thanks
Can generic words be trademarked?

Can generic words be trademarked?

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

I heard on the net that generic words can be trademarked.

But i guess, one generic word cannot be trademarked, only a combination of them.

2-3 generic words mixed into one phrase aren't generic anymore, right?

Btw, for my business i want to ask native English speakers - Is the word "Networkers" generic?

Thank you
Can I trademark a mark that contains word already trademarked by another company

Can I trademark a mark that contains word already trademarked by another company

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
My company has recently been served a summons to appear in court regarding a trademark infringement case.  The other company has the legal rights to the mark we have been using, and we have been in licensing talks to continue to use their trademark.  There are a couple of questions, and I have already consulted a few lawyers about them but the more opinions the better.  I will use the word "Soup" to represent the mark.  The trademark is being use to describe a go...
Common Words

Common Words

In Trademark Ownership    -  updated on 11/11/2009
How trademarkable are common words? If a company has in its name a common word like cat, dog, man, can it defend the trademark against another company that may use a similar word but the products, although in the same trademark class, are recognisably different?

For instance, 1 company has a widget that is called Superdog and another company has a widget but of a different shape, size, weight, etc and they call it Bigdog...would a judge see an infringement here?

Thanks f...
Design Only and Word Only Marks - TTAB

Design Only and Word Only Marks - TTAB

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Can anyone cite a confusion case re: a word mark and design only, i.e. "BLUE DIAMOND" and a design only picturing a BLUE DIAMOND.

Regards,
How to state a word mark with generic term:  Disclaim or drop the generic term?

How to state a word mark with generic term:  Disclaim or drop the generic term?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Let's say that I sell a series of CDs of lullabies, but have plans to eventually offer incense to help relax people, and specially designed pillows designed to do the same.  For sake of the example, the series of lullabies is being sold under the "Relaxathon" mark, and each CD in the series is identified at the top with a very large "Relaxathon" source identifier, while under this is the word "Lullabies."

I'm only going to do a 1(a) appl...
Trademark for sale - How do I get the word out?

Trademark for sale - How do I get the word out?

In Branding    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have a fabulous registered US trademark that I am thinking of selling. The mark is for a nutritional supplement for EYE HEALTH. You couldn't pick a more direct name stating what the product does. This competes with OcuVite, OcuGuard, etc.  The mark is active. That is, I have been and am currently selling the branded product under the mark in all 50 states. Sales are in the $100k range, but I think the mark is worth much more. Is there an agency that can look for a buyer?  FYI...
combining common word trademarks

combining common word trademarks

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am looking to start a comic book.  The two main character, since I thought them up had simple names, and I always just thought up the title with those two names.  Let's use marvel comics Angel and dc's Robin. 

So, Can I trademark the title "Robin and Angel"?


second, marvel and dc own the tm on "superhero", I figre I could use super crime fighting heros, but is there any other way their "ownership" of the wor...
Trademark on common word

Trademark on common word

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Let's say there's a company with a trademark on the word "Wonderland" as it applies to a local community in a state...let's say California.  

I'm putting up a community website for the same community.  The company is being very cooperative in allowing me to use the word "Wonderland" with permission, but I'm wondering if that means I can't continue to use the URL www.wo...
Can you Trademark the word

Can you Trademark the word

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

Let's make this simple.  Could you trademark "XYZ International" if it was available?

Does anyone know?  
Trademarking 1-word of a 2-word Trademark?

Trademarking 1-word of a 2-word Trademark?

In Trademark Ownership    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I'm starting a small clothing company and have been selling items for the last 3 months.  I've been calling my company a single word name - lets call it "Widget"

Today I saw that another clothing company is in the final stages of registering "Widget Wear" with the USPTO.  What are my chances of still registering and using the "Widget" mark?  Will I be seen as infringing "Widget Wear"?  Does a trademark on a 2-word phrase also ...
word mark and images

word mark and images

In Trademark Ownership    -  updated on 11/11/2009
i have a computer case that i had someone airbush video game words and images onto it. can i sell it?(ill take a loss of about 50%)
Another question on common word trademarks

Another question on common word trademarks

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I received my first C&D email today, it's all very exciting. The basics of the C&D are that the sender has a TM on the words "Bridal Fair" (serial # 72266797). I have a web site with the words bridal fair in the domain name. I'm in the process of contacting an attorney, but wanted to see what everyone thought about someone with a TM on  common words.

trademark vs word mark

trademark vs word mark

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
What's the difference between a trademark and word mark? Can a name that has been word marked, sell products under that name or is a trademark required?
thanks in advance for the advice!
TM wording and uniqueness

TM wording and uniqueness

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Is is possible to be granted a Trademark using two very common words and joing them together with the word 'and'
for example: "catch and support"
I ask this as another company in the same industry as us has a trademark on a word combination which happens to be the name of our product that we are about to launch into the USA (we have been operating using this name for the last 3 years in other coutries). from our experience with trademarks in other countries we have been advis...
Stylized v. Word Mark

Stylized v. Word Mark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
1)  If company A has registered the word mark "Apple Warehouse," within the last 10 years, and company B has been using the name "Apple Warehouse" in a stylized logo for the last 25 years, in the same industry, can company A still register the stylized logo?

Assume that Apple Warehouse is a fairly generic name for its industry and is used in various states by unlicensed companies.

2)  Also, somewhat related, if a person registers a stylized logo wit...
A trademark with common decriptive words

A trademark with common decriptive words

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Some Companies are issued a trademark because they include art with their application.

In other woirds they could not get a trademark for the name because of the words used.. like Donald Trump filing for "Your Fired"

My question is then is the trademark protection only good if the infringment includes both items. Art and name.. or could they now claim trademark infringement for the words only??

Thanks

Does a TM forbid use of all DICT Words with it?

Does a TM forbid use of all DICT Words with it?

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

I believe I am being harassed by someone who thinks he can get away with false claim to my domain by threatening an UDRP action.

Here is the situation.

They have a trademark for (let us say):  Toe Nails
This is fictitious, but these two words are very much like the two generic/dictionary words they have in their SERVICE MARK.

The mark consists of three letters with a series of tiny graphics around them and the words "Toe Nails" to the side...