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Can I trademark a descriptive term

By | 2016-02-18T19:25:16+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: , , |

Can you trademark a descriptive term that describes the product or service? General Rule-No. To be refused registration on the Principal Register, a mark must be merely descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive of the goods or services to which it relates. A mark is considered merely descriptive if it describes an ingredient, quality, characteristic, function, feature, purpose, [...]

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Can I trademark the Color applied to my Goods

By | 2015-06-20T02:43:21+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: , , |

Can I trademark the Color applied to my Goods? Can I trademark Color selected for my product, service? For example John Deere has trademarked the distinct shade of Green for their farm equipment line and Coke has trademarked the distinct shade of Red for its cola products. These colors are a crucial branding or product identifier [...]

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Can I Trademark my Band Name or Artist Name

By | 2015-06-20T02:43:34+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: , |

Can I Trademark my Band Name or Artist Name? Yes you can trademark your Band Name or Artist Name under certain circumstances. If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan of  Band Name or Artist Name, you can trademark it to prevent any other artist form using it without your permission.  For example, [...]

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Can a geographical or location term be a trademark

By | 2015-06-20T02:43:48+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: |

Can a geographical or location term be a trademark? If the geographic term is not a separable element or if none of the additional matter that makes up the composite mark is inherently distinctive (e.g., it is merely descriptive or incapable), then the examining attorney must refuse registration of the entire mark on the Principal Register [...]

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Can I trademark an Acronym

By | 2015-06-20T02:44:00+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: |

Can I trademark an Acronym? Yes provided the wording it stands for is not descriptive of the product or service. As a general rule, an acronym or initialism cannot be considered descriptive unless the wording it stands for is merely descriptive of the goods or services, and the acronym or initialism is readily understood by relevant [...]

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Can I trademark a book title

By | 2015-06-20T02:44:14+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: |

Can I trademark a book title? General rule is No for a single work. The title, or a portion of a title, of a single creative work (such as a book) must be refused registration under §§1, 2, and 45 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§1051, 1052, and 1127, unless the title has been used [...]

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Can I Trademark my Name

By | 2017-05-12T15:25:13+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: , |

Can I Trademark my Name? Can I trademark my name? Yes you can trademark your Name under certain circumstances. If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan on a Name, you can trademark it to prevent any other manufacturers from using it without your permission.  For example, the mark “Tim Tebow” is a [...]

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Can I Trademark a Bumper Sticker

By | 2015-06-20T02:44:43+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: |

Can I Trademark a Bumper Sticker? Yes you can trademark a Bumper Sticker. If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan on a Bumper Sticker, you can trademark it to prevent any other Bumper Sticker manufacturers from using it without your permission.  For example, see the mark “Salt Life” to see a registered [...]

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Can I Trademark a Clothing Line

By | 2015-06-20T02:44:59+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: |

Can I Trademark a Clothing Line? Yes you can trademark a clothing line. If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan on a Clothing Line, you can trademark it to prevent any other Clothing Line manufacturers from using it without your permission.  For example, while I was in Memphis I was staying at [...]

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Trademark Procedure

By | 2015-06-20T02:46:03+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Trademark|Tags: , |

What happens after trademark application is submitted? The trademark registration process begins with conducting a trademark search and proceeds  to the preparation and submission of trademark applications. Once a trademark application is submitted for review by the US Trademark Office, the attorney must oversee the prosecution of an application (proceedings at the US Trademark Office) and [...]

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