What Is The Lanham Act? | Franchise Law Blog

What Is The Lanham Act?

Trademarks‚ Trademark Protection and Trademark Infringement

The term "Lanham Act" refers to the Federal Trademark Law (15 U.S.C. 1051) that governs issues involving trademark infringement and damages. If you are a business owner than the most important facts to know about the Lanham Act are:

So the Lanham Act regulates the enforcement of trademark rights and affords business owners with the ability to start civil lawsuits to protect their marks.

Examples of Lanham Act Violations

Examples of lanham act violations include:

The Lanham Act is a Powerful Law

Powerful in the sense that it will afford you extensive leverage in pursuing and stopping a competitor from infringing on your trademarks. Likewise‚ if you are a potential defendant and you are being accused of infringing on the mark of a competitor‚ you must proceed with caution and work with your attorneys to fully understand your exposure and potential defenses.

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Date: 08/20/2010 | Category: Start a Franchise

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