Should I Trademark or Copyright My Logo?

One common question that haunts us trademark lawyers is, “Can I copyright my logo?” You see, the real question, what you should be asking your lawyer, is, “Is my logo a trademark or copyright?” A trademark is a device, like a name, symbol, or...

Using a dead or abandoned trademark

Like the good, diligent, responsible entrepreneur that you are, you’re searching the USPTO trademark database before deciding on a trademark for your business. Inevitably, you stumble upon a trademark record for the name you want to use, and the status says...

Can I Use a Dead Trademark?

So what’s the deal…Can I use a dead, canceled, or abandoned trademark? Like everything else in law, it depends! First things first. Conduct a search of the US Patent and Trademark Office’s database before you start the trademark application process....