a license to sell another’s products or to use another’s name in business is called a trademark. Whether you own the mark or merely possess it, you can use it to your benefit.
I’m not sure if it’s true for every person, but in this case a license to sell another’s products or to use anothers name in business is called a trademark. Whether you own the mark or merely possess it, you can use it to your benefit.
In some cases the legal ramifications of using a trademark can be quite serious.
It would be a good thing to know if you are using a trademark incorrectly. When you use a trademark without permission, you risk losing your mark altogether. If you use a trademark without permission, you can be sued for infringement. A trademark used without permission is considered a fraudulent offense. So if you use a trademark without permission, you should have a good reason to get rid of it.
I was recently talking to someone who used the trademark to sell his own products. His reasons were quite valid. He used the trademark without permission because he didn’t know how to use it. When he decided to use it in his business, he was ignorant of the law. After I explained that he still had a good reason to get rid of the trademark, he admitted that he didn’t know what the proper legal procedure was when he used it.
I’m not saying that trademarks are evil, and everyone should use them. The key is that you need to be properly educated before you can use a trademark. A large section of the US Code is devoted to the issues of trademark rights and usage.
He also told me that I needed to change a few things on his website. It was obvious that he was going to use the trademark in his business, and that he would have a lot of people using it in their business. It was also obvious that he wasnt very familiar with trademark law. I was just as clueless as he was.
But with a little bit of work, you can get yourself into a position where you can use someone else’s trademark without legal repercussions. The two most important things to remember are: first, you must be properly educated before you can use someone else’s trademark, and second, you must make the trademark available to people who have a legitimate interest in using it. In this case, the latter is a little complicated because of the fact that the trademark is used for someone’s product or in their business.
You can make it more complicated by making your own trademark available to all your customers and then taking it off before you sell your product. It can take a lot more work and the likelihood of confusion is high.
One more complication is that the trademark is called your own or the trademark of your company. So people who see it on the shelves of your store or on someone else’s website could be confused about what it is and they have a legitimate interest in using it.