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A recent survey of global companies found that trademark infringement is on the rise.   The survey was conducted by Compumark, a leader in trademark research and brand protection solutions.   Despite the fact that 80 percent of the executives polled believe that trademark infringement is a growing problem, only fifty percent admitted to having comprehensive

What’s wrong with trademark litigation today?  Well, in a word, economics.

A national law firm is hired to represent a consumer brand company in a trademark infringement matter and wants to show both the client and the opposing party that it means business.  A flurry of motion practice ensues, aggressive discovery tactics become the norm, and the law firm proudly establishes its very own “war room” to determine what part of the kitchen sink it intends to hurl over the ramparts next. Welcome to Legal Gladiators – Trademark Litigation Edition.

Trademark litigation is an expensive undertaking for trademark owners.  According to a recent survey by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”), the average legal fees and costs for a case with the amount in controversy under $1 million is $202,000 through the end of discovery and $375,000 through trial.  Coupled with the fact that less than 5% of cases actually proceed to trial, it would seem to make economic sense for trademark attorneys to counsel their clients to consider settlement options as part of an overall trademark dispute strategy.


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Connecticut trademark lawyers representing Parfums de Coeur Ltd. have filed a case against Victoria’s Secret Brand Management and its parent company Limited Brands Inc., alleging trademark infringement and other causes of action for Victoria’s Secret use of the trademark VS Fantasies and Victoria’s Secret Fantasies for among other things, eau de parfum.  The case, Parfums

Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network’s successful show, Cupcake Wars, is in her own battle after suing a Fairfield, Connecticut based business for trademark infringement.  Nelson’s company, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Inc., has filed a lawsuit in Connecticut District Court alleging that Pink Sprinkles LLC of Fairfield has committed trademark infringement based on Pink Sprinkles’s

A Connecticut disc jockey has sued MTV”s Jersey Shore for trademark infringement. The plaintiff, Paul Lis of Farmington, has used the name “DJ Paulie” for years as part of his professional identity.  He is also the owner of a United States trademark registration for “DJ Paulie”for entertainment services.  In the lawsuit, Mr. Lis claims that

Smart business people continue to make the same mistake: that obtaining a trademark registration is a simple administrative process, akin to going to your local DMV to obtain your car registration sticker.  The fact is that trademark law and trademark rights are a nuanced area of law, requiring proper planning and diligence to ensure that

In choosing a trademark lawyer to handle your trademark infringement, trademark opposition or trademark cancellation matter, you should first satisfy yourself that they the particular trademark attorney or trademark law firm has the experience to handle your case.  Certain factors that will help guide your decision may include:

  • years of experience
  • types of clients
  • Trademark