Lanham Act: Trademark Infringement

July 28, 2023

trademark infringement phrase on the black chalkboardBusiness owners, your trademark – the symbol of your brand identity and hard work – could be at risk. Imagine a rival business using a similar logo that confuses your customers and dilutes your brand.

That’s a frightening scenario, right?

This is where understanding the concept of trademark infringement, and the protective measures offered by the Lanham Act, become vital.

The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates P.A., your trusted business litigation lawyers in Tampa, FL, are here to explain, inform, and guard your interests.

What is Trademark Infringement?

Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the source of the goods and/or services.

The key elements of trademark infringement include:

  1. Use
  2. In commerce
  3. Of a registered mark that causes confusion among consumers.

It’s crucial to know these elements to protect your brand’s integrity and value.

What is the Lanham Act?

The Lanham Act, enacted in 1946, is the primary federal trademark statute of law in the United States. It provides the rules for trademark registration and offers robust remedies for trademark infringement, including injunctions, damages, and, in some cases, the recovery of profits and attorney’s fees. More importantly, the Act outlines certain defenses against allegations of infringement, such as fair use, parody, and the unclean hands doctrine.

Protect Your Trademark Against Infringement

Defending your brand against trademark infringement is more than legal compliance; it’s about safeguarding your reputation, your customer trust, and your economic future. With expert knowledge of the Lanham Act and years of experience in business litigation, The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates P.A. stands ready to help.

Don’t leave it to chance. Contact us today to ensure your trademark is well protected, and your business future secure. Your brand deserves nothing less.

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