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TRADEMARKS FOR START-UPS – Do I need to worry about a trademark when my business is just getting started?

QUESTION: I just thought up a GREAT name for my start-up but I did not do a trademark search. The business name looks clear. It took forever to come up with this name! Do I really have to worry about trademarks now? Money is so tight! ANSWER: Coming up with the perfect name is the most important step to attracting customers, but what about a trademark search? Let’s say you want to register SUZIE’S CUPCAKES LLC in the State of Delaware, and you’ve got your cupcake pans greased, and are ready to start baking and shipping. And you’ve registered 

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“THE SLANTS” TRADEMARK CASE HEARD BY SUPREME COURT

Asian American Simon Tam is battling the federal government over his band’s trademark, under a federal law that forbids the registration of "disparaging" marks.  The Slants first tried to register their band name in 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) refused the trademark application for "The Slants" as being offensive to people of Asian ancestry.  Tam appealed.       Last December, the appeals court of the federal circuit ruled that the law in question [Section 2(a) of the

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REDSKINS OFFENSIVE TRADEMARK

REDSKINS TIME OUT AT FEDERAL APPEALS COURT A federal appeals court has postponed hearing arguments as to whether the trademark REDSKINS is offensive. Both the team and the federal government agreed the case should be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides another trademark case that raises the same basic issues. The team is challenging a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the trademark for the name "Redskins" on the grounds that it is offensive.

While that case was pending, the U.S.

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