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When do you need a trademark?

    • 3 posts
    April 2, 2012 2:52 PM EDT

    Trademarks rights are also very subjective and uncertain. You don't really know the rights you might have in a mark until after a court decision. Review and an opinion by a qualified attorney is highly advisable.

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    April 1, 2012 10:35 PM EDT

    I have some different thinking. because investing on trade market is really risky, therefore people try their luck on that ...

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    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST

    My wife is in the early stages of developing a company that will be an event planning/coordination company (largely for weddings and corporate events - as is her background) while also potentially offering a retail side selling products to other event planners. 


    For the retail side, she hopes to offer a unique design/pattern of goods. 


    She is adamant that she wants to set up a trademark for the company and associated products "just in case anyone steals her idea', which I don't think is necessary given the costs associated.  I think in this case, she's more worried about someone stealing her "trade name" because that trade name is tied to the retail products she hopes to sell.


    Say, for instance, her event planning company would be marketed to Scotish people, and the retail product she'd be looking to sell would be various items (ring pillows, garter belts, picture frames, etc) that are all branded with Scotish Tartan themes (her own design, no existing tartans).  So, she would want to name the comapny "Tartan Events", and then the retail arm would be something like "House of Tartan" and then she would sell the products out of that.  This isn't the exact idea, but it's along the same lines.  Is this something that would even need a trademark?


    I've seen some other posts about trademarking, but nothing that clearly spells out when they are really necessary. 

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    March 7, 2012 6:53 PM EST

    Discussions on intellectual property is always a bit complicated. It depends, really, on the scale and the reach of your company. Even with a trademark symbol it is is pretty easy for other people to make something similar to your work and claim it as their own. They just have to be different enough to claim originality. Still, it's a good idea to formally claim a logo or a specific design if you expect it to be a big concern in the future.

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    April 2, 2012 2:35 PM EDT

    I think there is some confusion on this board regarding patents vs. trademarks.  Remember, a trademark protects a name or logo that identifies your goods and services, i.e. it identifies your brand.  A patent is to protect an invention.

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    February 21, 2013 9:57 PM EST

    Discussion on trading market is usually a little bit difficult. Invest in trade market is actually risky. Basically, the trade market depends on luck. If you're interested to do the trading then you need have a lot of trading knowledge.

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    June 25, 2012 5:48 AM EDT

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    January 21, 2012 4:18 AM EST

    Any time you claim rights in a mark, you may use the "TM" (trademark) or "SM" (service mark) designation to alert the public to your claim, regardless of whether you have filed an application with the USPTO. However, you may use the federal registration symbol "®" only after the USPTO actually registers a mark , and not while an application is pending. Also, you may use the registration symbol with the mark only on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in the federal trademark registration.

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    November 4, 2014 4:30 AM EST
    Trademark is the representation of a business or a product. Trademarks are important because they are the brand identifiers. When you register your trademarks to us USPTO and it has been granted, this can give you legal rights to mark your products and no one can use similar trademark in the same place for the same purpose. Register your trademarks just as soon as you put up your business. If in case, someone else attempts to sell, distribute similar products using the same trademarks or similar trademarks as yours, you have the legal right to protect yourself and stop them.