What country are you referring to?.
Trademark Laws are different in each country.
My apologies Im in USA sorry I didn't mention this as it's actually quite important.
Thanks for any feedback coreyg..
Uspto.gov shows lots of assorted tm's.
It depends how you use it. it is good to get a legal opinion from an attorney...
I really can't afford to get a legal opinion from an attorney the true answer I need is simple.....Is using the letters SEC in front of a sport a trademark issues ....for example SEChunting now I'm unaware of any such thing but could be wrong but thats not the site I want to open just an example.
Thanks for any feedback at all...
It can be, especially if the football folks can show likelihood of confusion can.
Occur. The letters S-E-C can mean anything, but combined with other things.
(like what you're exploring) can still create trademark issues.
Maybe not for bowling, but that might not stop them from tackling you down...
The most obvious marks with SEC are either design marks or stylized words. A *quick* look at the most obvious shows no typed drawings or marks with standard character claims. Of course there is always that most annoying of all to worry about: "common law marks" which can always create problems.
I am a football *fanatic*, just a few clicks shy of painting the team logo on my chest (yeah, weird for a math geek, I know). The FIRST thing that came to mind when I saw the thread was Securities and Exchange Commission.
I may be way wrong on this but I can't see a strong claim... but you never know. Be interesting to see what the lawyers have to say about this...