[Lvlug] Getting organized...
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 13:00:17 EST
In a message dated 11/29/00 12:56:49 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> This is an issue which is wrangling its' way throught the Federal Courts
> on an ongoing basis. The Federal Government has a Patent & Trademark
> office, so do the individual States (have a Trademark office). You can
> hold a State Trademark even if it is already a Federal Trademark. Like
> I said, it has been an ongoing issue in the courts, constitutionally
> the States are allowed to manage the legal issues for business within
> their state, "states rights" and all that. Interesting mess isn't it?
> If you want to protect your Federal Trademark, you must go to each of
> the 50 states and register your mark within that state as well.
Even better is that trademark laws differ from state to state as well. It's
a pain in the butt.