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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Can a company sue me for a domain name and win if it has their trademarked word in it?
The company that's suing me is trademarked as Company. They provide advice on financial, health, economics, politics, etc topics via e-newsletters. Their website is companysomething.com. My company is trademarked as Company XYZ and it's an online store selling investment-grade products at companyxyz.com. They are suing me because they claim that what my online store is too close to what they do, and that there is confusion. They want me to cancel the trademark, and transfer the ownership of companyxyz.com domain name to them. I have recently changed the name of the business and got a new domain name which my old website companyxyz.com currently redirects to. Can they have the companyxyz.com domain name transferred to them via a court ruling? They are in MD, I am in WY.
Do U.S patents apply to products created in Canada?
I have created a product and have now learned there is a "patent pending" on a similar product in the U.S. There is no Canadian/International patent. Where or how can I sell my product without infringing? Can i sell online? Can I sell through U.S. distribution channels and dropship from Canada?
I own a small company and had a logo made by a graphic designer. I have been contacted recently sugg
There are some similarities in a portion of the design but also additions and changes. The graphic artist I used continues to say he used various inspiration and hand drew the image. The individual is requesting either a royalty or I cease and desist (via an email) selling the branded product and send all branded items to him. I did research and find that the small portion has been copy written. Please advise the best pathway to proceed.
How do I Copywrite or License a quote/phrase?
I used a quote of mine - as our team slogan and logo, now other teams and companies have started using it.
I am a foreigener entering the US - Will I be detained at US customs if I have a pending civil suit
I have been hit with an IP Infringement lawsuit in the US (NY) and but I am not a US citizen and am not in the US currently. It is currently a civil suit. I feel like this was a huge misunderstanding and would like to seek to resolve it. Is it advisable to enter the US to seek law advice, or will there be a chance at all for me to be detained at US customs because of this? Also, if I am from a different country, will the US lawyers (plaintiffs) be able to impose the US court's judgement on me in my own country? Thanks in advance
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