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Trademarked name

Trademarked name

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 2/15/2010
I am attempting to open an organization in Illinois with the same name and same business function as someone that is registered through your site but in Colorado and Texas only. Can I do this?
Financial aspects of an infringement suit

Financial aspects of an infringement suit

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,

I am hoping for a generic, rather than specific answer regarding an infringement suit.

Unique trademark in use for years - did not register it.
Can absolutely prove confusion in the market place.
Infringing usage is exactly the same.


Infringing company has just had mark registered and period to oppose is past, but within 5 years so able to go for cancellation.  Filing was intent to use.

I won't go into details, but inf...
Trademark Questionable Case

Trademark Questionable Case

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have a friend who has owned a domain name for the past 15 years.  It's the name of a major city - also the same name is used by a national clothing company.  Through the years the clothing store has openly advertised on my friends website.  Recently they offered to buy the domain for far less than it's worth.

My friend didn't want to sell so now they are suing my friend for Trademark infringement.  Sounds like a case of taking what doesn't ...
should I be worried?

should I be worried?

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I own a small t-shirt selling business who sells mainly on cafepress.com (online t-shirt website).  I have a registration for the trademark I use as my business name and clothing brand.  I'll say it's "Boomerang."  Recently I contacted a large manufacturer and distributorship of t-shirts in the hopes they could produce and develop my brand.  To my excitement, the owner of the manufacturing company said they loved the line, that they wanted to develop it...
Someone is using my trademarked company name.

Someone is using my trademarked company name.

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Forgive my ignorance on verbiage, but I am still learning about this trademark stuff.

I have a company that I have trademark on the company name as well as on a the company acronym.   When we did all the name searches, nothing ever came up and I assumed that I was the only user.  Recently though, a website from a company in Florida just came online with the same name as my company.  From what I understand of trademarks, it is from first date of use, not date of ...
They just won

They just won't stop!

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
My company won a trademark battle a couple of years ago. This guy who was once a part of my company had created many websites (many years after leaving the company) with our company's name in the url and sells the exact same product as us, only with a different name. He claimed that he was selling our product, but had to change the name.

The guy filed for bankruptcy so we never were paid for our loss in money. That's fine. However, since then he still claims to be us, he uses the same...
Fictitious Name Infringement?

Fictitious Name Infringement?

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello. ?

I am a custom software development consultant and have an LLC. ?I also registered a fictitious name (in the state of Ohio) ... Lets call the name "XYZ" ... to use while selling non-custom, mobile handheld software, in order to avoid marketing confusion with my custom business, which is 95+% of my business. ?I registered "XYZ" back in September, setup a website with that name, and have since gone on to sell over 150+ copies of my mobile handheld software in ...
Trademark from Stock photo / Passing Off

Trademark from Stock photo / Passing Off

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I hoping someone can advise me of any remedies I have.

I have licensed a non-exclusive stock photo for use in the cover of an ebook I sell through my website. The advertising and website itself heavily features the cover of this book, which is comprised primarily of this stock photo.

The ebook is in a niche market, with only 2 or 3 competitors, all of which are smaller than me. It's very likely that anyone searching for this niche market will be aware of my ebook and its cover.<...
New Trademark

New Trademark

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have just recieved the trademark rights to an acronym I use in my company.  The corporation is about two years old.  We have started doing business nationally and have found out that two other companies in the same business, in two different states, use that same acronym.  Can I ask both these companies to stop using my trademark.  One company has only been around a year, I am not to worried about them.  The other company has been around since 1987.  Will my tr...
Illegal trademark registration.

Illegal trademark registration.

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Recently, I found out that someone is trying to register my product and site name as their trademark in USPTO. They even created a fake web site in the .us domain

The application asserts that "first use and first use in commerce is 2006".

It is not true! We began to sell our product since 2004. And there are a lot of evidences of that (whois, orders, webarchive  and etc.)

Application was filed in October 2006. So it will take about a year to get the actual ...