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 my former employer continue to use the programs I wrote after I'm gone?
I worked for a manufacturing company, through a staffing agency, running a machine and drawing CAD files. I was laid off yesterday. When I went to collect my belongings I was informed that they had broken into my personal laptop, which I used to write the programs, to "get our files off of your computer". They had done this the previous day, while I was out sick, before they let me know that I had been laid off. They deleted all of "their" files from my laptop,which included CAD files that I had personally created from scratch, and some personal files that I had on there as well. I wrote most of the programs on my own laptop using my own camera and measuring equipment due to the fact that most of theirs was sub par and nearly unusable on most projects. Is there any recourse that I can take?
is it necessary to have a lawyer for an ip when dealing with a well known invention company
I have an idea that may be marketed. I have not signed any contract yet. What serious issues are common in order to protect yourself?
can i copy this item and sell it
Hi, Is it illegal to make a copy of this functional item and put my own company name on it and sell it. It seems like a simplistic functional item. Please see link below http://preview.tinyurl.com/oc4yzk3 Thank You
Can I be taken to court for copyrights infringement on selling generic items on ebay?
I got a letter a law firm 'Kilpatrick Townsend' who claims to represent Apple inc. They claim that I am infringing on Apple by selling "USB wall power adapter" on my ebay store. All items I sell is clearly marked as unbranded/generic and states it's not endorsed by Apple. Should I response to their letter? Can they legally sue on this claim? How should I response?
Domain Name - Trademark Question
Hello, I have been developing a concept for a website for a long time, and recently decided to purchase the domain for it. Unforuntately, the domain name i ideally wanted was already taken, however the site of that ideal domain was not ostensibly in use, and it only directed to an ad page. Therefore I decided to add a hyphen to separate some words in the domain. Now that I'm all established with the site online and trying to promote it publicly, I discovered through Social Media that the owner of that ideally named site is now attempting to begin using their site with the same name. I had contacted the site questioning if they were willing to sell the domain. It was not clear that they were planning on using the site as it was not working. Do I have the ability to claim that the trademark is mine? Can I file for a trademark if I was first to put my site online, and they tried starting it up after, even though they owned the domain before me?
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 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Maui County Attorney - Yanagida & Associates
 -  Washington Litigation - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Law - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
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