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What are the laws on showing another company's logo in my book on branding?

I am writing a book on best practice branding for entrepreneurs and want to demonstrate my points using well-known (as well as our own client) logos. The logos will be used for illustrative, ...
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Use of trademark in personal email alias

I've just signed up to a new service (company) using my usual practice of giving them a unique email address companyname@mydomain.com. I've just received an email stating: Thank you for ...
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Sharing a negative experience using websites with the name of the business/individual who caused it

Imagine this hypothetical situation: My parents have been trying to build a new home for some time and around 2016 they got involved with an architect/builder (let's call him Fred Fraud) who at the ...
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Can I register a trademark after leaving a company in the UK?

I've been working on a new product for a company as a software developer (creating it from scratch). I've come up with a name for it as well which my manager didn't tell me to do but I decided to be ...
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Can I trademark a logo that contains a font licensed under SIL OFL?

I am trying to determine whether I am able to use an OFL font in my UK trademark. From the research I have performed myself, I have determined that OFL fonts can be used in logos, as shown here: http:...
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Legal issues with a company called Elon selling 'musk' cologne

Would I get in legal trouble in the US or UK for starting a company called Elon and selling 'musk' cologne? I know that College Humor made a joke about this a few years ago, but this is an actual ...
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When am I infringing on a trademark?

I'm going to release an open source project, let's call it ABC. My project is a piece of software that is non-commercial. However, ABC already exists as a trademark for an existing company. My ...
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Could I register a trademark already registered for other classes?

I am thinking about a trading name but it seems that it is a registered trademark in the UK for the following classes: Class 9: Computer software and computer programs for use as web service ...
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What are the laws on using a company's logo in journalistic coverage?

We have a non-commercial (academic) blog, and are writing a post about a commercial company. The post is not especially flattering, for context. Can we use the company's logo to illustrate the ...
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OEM Legislation

As an OEM, is it legal to use branded motherboards, such as ASUS in our own enclosures. I am aware that the other parts get used by major computer makers such as HP. However they usually make their ...
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What are the laws on showing another company's logo in commercial photos?

On a webpage we would like to have a background image demonstrating our product on different devices. The current images we have contain an Intel logo and an iPad (logo not visible but clearly an iPad)...
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Is it legal to use a company name that has one word trademarked in the UK?

Is it possible for legal action to be taken in the UK, for example if the word FormatA has been trademarked, and then someone else starts up a company called FormatA Diagnostics Even if the ...