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Working with someone else's trademark

    • 2 posts
    November 22, 2013 8:04 AM EST
    Hello everyone,
    I have been developing and idea for a toy recently and I'm not sure as to what I should do about bringing it to the public. The toy is based off of a trademarked logo for a professional sports team and doesn't include any novel features that would qualify it for a utility patent. Would I have to obtain a design patent? If not how would you approach a company with an idea using their own trademark? Or is this impossible?
    Thank you for your time!
    • 62 posts
    November 25, 2013 12:38 PM EST

    If i am correct the sport and league will matter.  NFL works diffrent then MLB in terms of liccencing and marketing.  I would look at the league and contact thier department for further info.

     

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    November 25, 2013 12:44 PM EST
    It would be the NFL that I would be interested in working with. Is there a preferred department and way of contacting them? (Mail vs email vs phone) thank you again