Trademarks



Trademarks are forms of intellectual property that protect identifying marks that distinguish goods or services. To be a trademark, the mark must be identified in the minds of consumers with a particular source of a good or service. Trademarks come in different levels of protection or "strengths," including generic marks, descriptive marks, suggestive marks, and arbitrary or fanciful marks. Please read on to find a trademark attorney, lawyer, trademark information, or to learn more about trademark law.

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Ask a Lawyer - Intellectual Property Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Can i share someone else's YouTube Video on my Brands social channels?
I am working on our Brand's strategy for social. Given a new partnership, we want to share some YouTube videos created by other users (random internet users, not brands). These videos are 'songs' from our new partner¿ the videos where *not* uploaded by the author and could potentially be copyright infringement. Would we be liable for re-posting this content, or is the uploaded liable?
Will I be infringing on trademarks by selling parody humor t shirts?
I am creating a company that sells funny shirts for nerds. our site is dorktees.com. There are some designs on there like an image of Captain Piccard on the toilet with the captain, "Captain's Log". We also have a batman on and a Darth Vader one. The designs are made by our artists, but does depict existing characters. Am I in danger of getting sued for selling these? Are they protected as parodies?
I Have some quesions about comic book rights
im looking foward soon to registrate my comic books ,what are the steps that i need to follow in order to registrate the brand and work, the trademark names,logos ,design,how much will i need to pay to do so ,ect 2question if an unknown artist for an example name is "the zac man" and i want to put my superhero name "zac man "can i get in trouble???, since i dont know if theres any confusion in the trademark name from a unknown artist and a comic superhero the thing is for example, "sting" the wrestler and "sting" the artist have the same trademark name but since they are from different areas, theres no confusion on that, in other words i dont know if that case apply st o me another question is if i use the name of a movie ex. "the cure or the vision," as a group of people that take place in a comic, for example that work for the nasa , can i get in trouble too? i do not know since these names has a diffrent meaning and roles in the movie and the comic so i do not know if its ok
Can I copyright my software?
I developed software that acts as an interface to a 3rd party software. The program I developed does not contain any code from said 3rd party software. It was developed using a confidential manual acquired through my current employer. With out said 3rd party software, my program does not do anything.
Can I use a NCAA coaches name on a tee shirt without licensing?
I would like to print some college tee shirts with no logos on them. Only words which would include a popular coaches first name and the tee shirt will be the teams color. Can i do that without permission or licensing?
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Trademarks Lawyer Web Sites
 
 -  California Trademarks - Fergus, A Law Office
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Washington Attorney - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Attorney - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
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