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Posts tagged "trademark infringement"

For business owners, legal process of branding tedious but worthwhile

If you have a great business idea, then the safest way to build and protect your brand is to take the right legal steps. Not everyone does this, and often entrepreneurs with potentially profitable ideas wind up in intellectual property litigation, the cost of which can cut deeply into the value of a business.

Use of "chatta" at issue in trademark suit filed by RumChata maker

When a brand becomes positively recognized by consumers, it's natural for other companies to move toward that space in the market and try to profit. There are limits, though, to how far a business can go in terms of benefiting from another company's branding.

Don Henley settles trademark dispute over use of his name

Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses a mark without permission, or when someone uses a mark that is similar enough to another to cause confusion as to the source of the goods or services being offered.

California food manufacturer sued for allegedly infringing on Barefoot Contessa brand

Why does a company have trademarks and branding? To build consumer confidence and prevent the company's products from being confused with other companies' products. These are the basic purposes of trademarks and servicemarks, the registration of which we discussed in a recent post.

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