What would you like to do?
It depends on the message you're trying to send.
- "this company is evil and/or a figure of fun" may be defensible as commentary, but you'd need to be willing to defend it in court.
- "this logo is cool" would require permission, and you never know how that's going to go.
- "this company supports this art" would be considered fraudulent.
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The (r) and TM indicators are not required. Typically they are found at the top right of the logo, as seen at the top of this page.
Yes, they can.
Yes it is. Many cases of this have been gone through in courts across the world. Here is an example. http://www.newser.com/story/49796/citigroup-sues-pawnshop-over-simi…lar-name-logo.html
If you own the registration in one class you must file an application to use the registration mark on the symbol when applied to goods or services in another class. If you d…o NOT own the registration, the question is whether your use of the registered trademark owned by others would create a likelihood of confusion within your respective markets, with respect to the source or quality of the goods or services. In other words, just using it in another class is NOT sufficient analysis to avoid infringement. For example, a computer program logo registered in class 009 may be related to manufacture of clothing, in class 025 if the computer company also makes T-shirts with its logo, even if the logo is not registered in class 025. This raises the question of whether the registration symbol can be properly applied to goods not in the registered class, other than as ornamentation for advertising purposes.
No, well they can, but the owner of the trademark can sue them for damages.
Yes; it is registered to Goodluck Worldwide.
It's not something I would risk without permission. Trademark, unlike copyright, must be defended or the holder risks loss of trademark status through dilution.
Yes; the examiner has determined that there would be a likelihood of confusion between your mark and an existing mark. Neither you nor the owner of the existing mark would ben…efit by this confusion, so it's likely that you would want to stop using your logo in that case.
A non-registered trademark is called 'common law trademark' in Canada and is typically implemented in order to show the intent to trademark. Unfortunately, common law trademar…ks are difficult to defend legally as no registration has been conducted, though they can be very important in the process of appealing an application for a trademark. It is possible for one to appeal a trademark process by arguing that they have been utilizing the name for a longer period of time and be successful. It is, however, true that the only way to protect a mark is to register it as a trademark. The ™ and ® marks have no legal significance or meaning in Canada. Thus there are no repercussions to using these marks. Surprisingly neither the ™ nor the ® mark appears in official Canadian Trademark Law. Unofficial meaning of the ™ mark has come to mean unregistered trademarks or in-process trademarks while the ® has come to mean registered trademark.
Not necessarily, but if you fail to notify someone that the logo is registered, you can't bring suit against them for trademark violation. >>>> Actually, you can recover da…mages if you prove they had actual notice of the trademark registration, or you simply sue them under the laws protecting an unregistered trademark in state or federal courts.
If you control the trademark, yes.
A few unlicensed uses have been judged to be fair use, but the vast majority of uses of another's trademark logo requires permission.
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No. Actually, the superscript TM is for designating trademarks in the US that have not yet been registered with the USPTO. If/when you get the trademark registered with the US…PTO, you would use the ® instead.
A trademark signifies that a name, logo or piece of imagery has been registered with the United States Patent And Trademark Office. It designates ownership of a logo, design …or name to a person or company. It prevents the pirating or copying of the image or name for beneficial gain by a third party.
There are many ways to trademark a logo. Using a law firm is one of the most trusted, official, and legal ways to do it. One way is to talk to Legal Zoom. They will help an…yone in need.
Yes, if you use another company's logo that is already registered, it may be considered copyright infringement. The company that owns the logo in question may dispute your… use of their logo.