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mark of another

patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark subscriber Posts: 103
edited April 2008 in Protecting Your Ideas
Have you ever been tempted to use somebody else`s mark to sell your very different goods?  Would it be tempting to use the mark "road runner" for batteries?  There is company involved in litigation [Opposition No. 91155422] with Time Warner [they guys with the cartoon] because they tried.


  • KevDevKevDev subscriber Posts: 5 Member
    I often run into very small business owners who are scared silly that someone will steal their ideas or marks. In my classes and books I warn them that they are much more likely to end up "borrowing" someone else`s intellectual property than to have someone steal theirs.
    Having said that, I find that trademark disputes to be the most entertaining of legal battles to observe!
  • Innovator7Innovator7 subscriber Posts: 9
    The odds of infringing is indeed higher than that of having IP "stolen", by the fact there`re over 7 millions patents out there vs, one of yours.
    I wish some big company would "steal" my IP.  I`ve got attorneys working on contingency.
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