Last week the Supreme Court issued a ruling on trademark infringement that will fundamentally change the way that trademark lawsuits are handled by the US courts. In Romag Fasteners Inc. v. Fossil Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff is not required to prove ‘willful infringement’ in order to seek damages and profits. This ruling is a gamechanger. In this episode, I’ll lay out why this ruling matters to you and the safety of your small business.
Why this ruling will make trademark lawsuits much more common
Steps that you should take now in order to protect your business’s trademarks.
Why ‘I didn’t know it was infringement’ is not an effective strategy to shield your business from a trademark lawsuit.
Considerations you should keep in mind if you find out that you are infringing on another business’s trademark.
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Announcing the Legalpreneur Pro Bono Grant!
In an effort to support small businesses throughout this trying time, my law firm Andrea Sager Law has developed the Legalpreneur Pro Bono Grant. Over the next 5 weeks will be giving away free trademark search and application packages to two small businesses – an $1800 value!
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The Legalpreneur Podcast is advertising/marketing material. It is not legal advice. Please consult with your attorney on these topics. Copyright Andrea Sager Law 2020