Unlike copyright infringement, trademark issues are dealt with exclusively through private lawsuits, unless there are criminal counterfeiting charges involved. The responsibility is then totally on the owner to initiate a lawsuit in federal or state courts. If this is not done, the business could lose its legal protection. Many small businesses lack the manpower to keep an eye on competitors who may be indulging in IP theft, and often aren’t aware of the necessity of filing for protection against them. These legal battles can take years and are incredibly costly. A professional trademark attorney will be able to navigate the legal process and provide expertise to protect the products and services both in the US and internationally.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.