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Help selecting categories for trademark classification

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by snook, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. snook

    snook Law Topic Starter Guest

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    Hello, I am trying to apply for a trademark and unfortunately I can not find a class of "goods and services" that fits my need. I am going to be selling marine gear and accessories. Specifically I want my mark to focus on boat accessories; from cup holders to tackle stations, electrical switch panels, batteries, battery chargers, etc.

    I am confused because of their search results. Ex: there is "rods for fishing" and there is also "fishing rods"... so I need to apply for both categories just to cover fishing rods? At $250+ each it would cost me 100K to protect each and every category.

    Thank you in advance for any help!
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Trademark filings can, indeed, be expensive.
    Which is why some smaller businesses don't file for such protection.
    All I can suggest is to visit a trademarks or patents lawyer.
    The initial consultation is normally offered gratis.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You're making this more complicated than it needs to be.

    Check out Category 186 Merchandising - Subcategory 36 - Combined Services:

    Class Schedule for Class 186 MERCHANDISING

    If it was me, I'd go with that. But I'm not a trademark attorney so I don't give legal advice, I just make helpful comments. If you do anything based on my comments you do so at your own risk.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Funny, that's the general disclaimer lawyers go with, too! LOL
     

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