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Offline MarkWarner

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« on: April 05, 2010, 11:12:10 AM »
Does anyone know if the Hooded Horseman character is Trademarked ... I know the comics are in the public domain, but want to know if I can use his image on my logo's etc.  If not can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Hooded Horseman
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Offline John C

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Re: Hooded Horseman
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 04:27:02 PM »
Overall, it's a simple question that I don't know the answer to:  Has anybody used him prominently in the last decade?  If not, and if it's not registered (uspto.gov), then you probably OK.  Remember, a trademark is pretty much like a brand name.  If someone looks at your product and says, "oh, that's probably put out by (insert trademark holder's name)," then you're in trouble.

That said, I'm a programmer, not a lawyer.  If there's money at stake, pay someone who gives this advice for a living and is liable for any loss you might incur through malpractice.

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Re: Hooded Horseman
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 04:29:42 PM »
Boughton brought out ACG related books but none titled Hooded Horseman. Last used in 1955 would seem pretty safe to say it has been abandoned as a trademark.

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Re: Hooded Horseman
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 01:15:01 AM »
OK many thanks

Seemed that way to me as well