Lanham Act


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Lanham Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1947, that forbids trademark infringement and false advertising. It sets the criminal and civil penalties to which one may be liable for violations of the Lanham Act.
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4) Instead, the sole issue for the Court to decide was whether Static Control was authorized to sue Lexmark for false advertising under section 43(a) of the Lanham Act.
43) The ultimate burden of proof rests with the Trademark Office to show a requested registration falls within one of the bars and, so, should not issue; otherwise, the Lanham Act presumes the registration will issue in due course.
divided, however, on whether the Lanham Act constitutes executing
One important reason why Congress might have chosen not to incorporate the famous marks doctrine into the Lanham Act is that the doctrine runs contrary to the territoriality principle of American trademark law.
2) The TRCA sought to place state and individual trademark holders on equal footing by abrogating state sovereign immunity, thereby subjecting states to suit in federal court for violations of federal trademark law, which is codified in the Lanham Act.
The complaints focus on violations of the Federal Lanham Act and violations of Florida and California statutes, all of which are designed to protect consumers against misleading corporate statements.
4) the Lanham Act, (5) which governs trademarks and commercial advertising, does not protect creative works in the public domain from uncredited copying under the guise of trademark law.
Supreme Court decisions, and a compendium of primary-source law, including the Lanham Act, the Cyberpiracy Law, statutes relating to the U.
The Republic asserted that Rione violated several different provisions of the Lanham Act, the federal trademark statue, by marketing, selling and distributing certain coffees mislabeled as "Colombian," but which did not 'meet' the standard for certification under the mark.
The complaint further charges Respironics with copying ResMed's proprietary mask technology, and alleges violation of the Lanham Act, trademark and trade dress infringement, and common law violations.
The DGA states that the companies are in violation of the Lanham Act, a federal statute that prohibits false advertising, trademark infringement and unfair competition.