Re: Web names copyrighted under company name?
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Posted by Patrick W. Fletcher, Esq. on January 03, 2002 at 03:30:48:
In Reply to: Web names copyrighted under company name? posted by Mario Lewis on January 02, 2002 at 05:46:58:
That really depends on the names that Company X has chosen. For example, a generic mark, which is the common, descriptive name of the good or service (ie - computer, cola, or copy machine), cannot serve as a valid mark in the United States. Accordingly, anyone would be able to use such a name.
The logo, on the other hand, is most likely protected. However, a logo, too, may not be protected if it is merely comprised of a fanciful font.
In conclusion, I would need more information about the names and logos about which you are inquiring. Call me for a free consultation.
Patrick William Fletcher, Esq.
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