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Do I have to trademark all my designs?

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by Hodgie, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. Hodgie

    Hodgie Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi

    I am in the process of having my logo for my t shirt company trademarked?
    I was wondering if I need to trademark all of my designs on my shirts. For example: (only an example) If my logo is a cat snarling with cat nip apperall llc, then I have my designs of the cat playing soccer, Dancing, playing football etc... Do I need to trademark them to proterct them?

    I was told that if the cat is doing something other than what is in the logo, They need to be trademarked.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Hodgie
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    This isn't an easy question to answer without elaborating. To begin, your designs are all protected by copyright law - nobody can use the marks as their trademark in violation of copyright law. Do you intend to use each of these marks in interstate commerce?
     
  3. Hodgie

    Hodgie Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes I do intend to use each of these marks in interstate commerce.
     
  4. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    If the marks are different, you do need to register them.
     

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