Recently Asked Questions - Trademark Disputes

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trademark inquiry

trademark inquiry

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 6/21/2012
I've got a name that I want to trademark, but I am afraid that it might infringe on another company. The name of my business is 'Barcadeum', it's a bar/arcade. Another business seems to have already established the trademark for 'Barcade' and they appear to do the same thing, though in different states. Is this infringment? How much different of a name do I need to have since they beat me to it?
Petition to cancel trademark that was obtained by fraud

Petition to cancel trademark that was obtained by fraud

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 5/19/2012
Our company has been distributing a product called Nic-Out in Canada since 2005. The manufacturer of this product gave rights for the same product to be imported by another distributor in the USA. Then in 2006 the manufacturer had a different distributor in the USA import this product. Unbeknownst to the manufacturer, the 2nd distributor/importer quietly applied for a trade mark to this name in both USA and Canada and once they were granted this trade mark in 2008, the 2nd distributor purp...
domain infringement - attorney demands domain transfer

domain infringement - attorney demands domain transfer

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 4/25/2012
I registered a few domain names just a few weeks ago (1800flowerdeals.com / 800bestflowerdeals.com / 800flowerauction.com) and just got an email saying that it was infringement on 800flowers.com trademark. The email says I am using the domain to forward visitors to a pay-per-click website. There is nothing on the domains as the websites and business plan is not complete. In the email from attorney, they demanded that I transfer the domains to 800 flowers. Am I legally obligated to give th...
How do you take away someone

How do you take away someone's trademark if they aren't entitled to it?

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 4/6/2012
Leo Lucas is lying about having the rights to have the trademark on the name J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers. He lied under oath to get the trademark. He is perfoming under the name, with no right to do that. He never sang with the Cavaliers, nor does he have permission from the family of J Frank Wilson to use his name.
To buy trademark GUNMETAL

To buy trademark GUNMETAL

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 3/30/2012
Dear Sirs , my name is Enzo Del Duca and i'm a shoes producer . I'm very interesting to buy a trademark that you have , it's name is GUNMETAL . I would like to know if it's possible . Thanks in advance for your attention . I rest in waiting to receive your kind reply . Best regards , Enzo Del Duca
Trademark Opposition

Trademark Opposition

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 3/29/2012
I own a tour operating company and had registered for the trademark - 'The fine art of travel' that is a part of my logo. Another organization owns the trademark - 'Specialists in the art of travel'. Their attorneys have sent me a letter asking me to withdraw my TM or face an opposition. Both our companies are in the travel industry but their organization is a huge conglomerate of travel agents that sell tours of tour operating companies (like mine). Also after doing the basic search on USPTO...
Trademark Opposition

Trademark Opposition

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 3/3/2012
An opposition has been filed against a trademark application. Prior to filing an answer, applicant secured agreement with opposer as to applicant's consented abandonment of the application without prejudice, and has a document signed by opposer regarding the same that is being readied for filing. QUESTION: Does opposer also need to file a withdrawal of opposition? Or does the mere filing of a fully executed consented abandonment of the application have that effect? Also, other than makin...
trademark cancellation

trademark cancellation

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 2/26/2012
Hi, I have owned a trademark "immortal cosmetics" since 1999. in 2004, i filed my section 8 renewal. On my 10 year, i filled a section 8 and 9 renewal. i thought i was all set and just realized my trademark is marked "dead". Now, their are other co using the mark . what can i do? do i have a common law case/
Opposition response

Opposition response

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/26/2011
How do I respond back to an opposition?
Ownership

Ownership

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/26/2011
My company owns and created a product called Up North Magazine in Maine. Someone else claims to own that trademark. I registered the trademark in the state of Maine in 2008. This person claims to have acquired it in 2009. Please advise? Kopenton LLC Aggie Purintpn owner