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I am pretty confident that one can freely buy and sell such items as police officer badges, purple heart medals, doctor's white coats, etc. If there is a violation of the law, it is when one uses a police officer badge to make an arrest when one is not a police officer, purple heart medal to obtain a material benefit that is ordinarily only available to ...


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What should I answer to person that ask about using PD (CC0) clipart as logo or if he can trademark it? “Consult your trademark lawyer.” You can also direct them to the trademark registrar in your country. Unless you are their trademark lawyer, but, if so, why would you be asking us? From your organization’s position, you release it under CC0 meaning ...


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The application you are linking to has been initially refused by USPTO and I don't see any reason why an objection against the refusal should be prosperous. To quote the refusal letter, you simply can't register 'a commonplace term, message, or expression widely used by a variety of sources that merely conveys an ordinary, familiar, well-recognized concept ...


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The hood emblem of a 60-61 Chevy truck will certainly have been copyrighted, and was probably trademarked too. The copyright duration will be as specified in the 1909 act (see here) as amended by the 1976 act.That means it will last at least 28 years from first publication, but will have been capable of renewal in 1988 for another 47 years until 2035. (...


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As usual with trademarks, the key question is "will reasonable people be confused about the source or affiliations of the product or service". Trademarks are, as you already know, limited to a particular industry or area of business, in general. Displaying user videos is not exactly the same thing as a particular popular song, but they just might be close ...


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