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I abstractly answer the following questions without exploring your factual circumstances: Q1: Does it infringe the state government's trademark rights to use a photo that shows a state government's logo? The essence of trademark law is to prevent consumer confusion of the source of the product/service. Therefore, even assuming that the logo is a valid ...


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It doesn't look like FlatIcon is altering the Twitter trademark, so it is not in violation of the rule you quote. Neither are they using the trademark by pretending to be Twitter. They are merely quoting it. As such this is not a trade mark violation, any more than my use of the word "Twitter" here. Trademark infringement would only occur if someone used a ...


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A relevant case may be New Kids on the Block v. News Am. Pub., Inc., 971 F.2d 302 (9th Cir. 1992), outlining a three-part test for nominative fair use: we hold that a commercial user is entitled to a nominative fair use defense provided he meets the following three requirements: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily ...


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The simplest answer here is to just try it. In California, you can submit 3 or 4 names on your formation document, in order of priority. In my experience the SoS staff care most about the first two words in an entity name, so if its a longer entity name, and there is an issue with the merged out entity, then adding "Group" probably wouldn't solve the issue ...


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