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Understanding the Ramifications of Trademark Infringement

Posted on in Intellectual Property

FL IP lawyerA trademark can mean everything to the viability of a business. A trademark is defined as a phrase, symbol, or word utilized to identify a business. For many of the country’s most successful businesses, their trademark has become a meaningful aspect of our consumer society. All that understood, here in the United States trademark infringement is taken incredibly seriously. The punishment for trademark infringement can ruin a person’s reputation and financially devastate their financial goals. Below we will examine just what trademark infringement truly is, and what the legal ramifications of infringement can be. If you have been accused of trademark infringement, it is paramount to speak with a qualified attorney immediately.

What Is Trademark Infringement?

In the event of trademark infringement, the trademark owner has the right to file a civil lawsuit addressing the violation. The process of infringement takes place when a person or corporation’s intellectual property is utilized, reproduced, or even sold without the company’s permission. In order to prove that infringement took place, there are a number of criteria that must be met. For instance, the trademark in this instance has to be owned by the victim. The attorneys for the victim also must be able to prove that the accused had access to the trademark and knowingly used the trademark without the permission of the owner.

What Trademark Infringement Could Cost You

Due to the financial toll that trademark infringement can take on a company, the punishment for infringement can be significant. Trademark infringement can constitute either a civil or criminal offense. In a civil copyright infringement case, a person may have to pay up to $30,000 in infringement fines. In a case in which the offender was willfully infringing they could be forced to pay as much as $150,000. It should be noted that trademark infringement can cost you in more than just finances. For additional information on the impact of a trademark infringement accusation, contact our team of cyberlaw professionals.

Contact a United States Trademark Lawyer

If one has been accused of trademark infringement the viability of their business is at risk. Fortunately, a skilled legal professional can assist you through the process of intellecutal property dispute. At Nelson Cyber Law, we fully understand how an accusation of trademark infringement could impact your professional and personal life. With that being said, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to represent you to the best of our abilities. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled Florida cyberlaw attorney, contact us today at 1-800-440-5536.

 

Sources:

https://www.upcounsel.com/trademark-infringement-penalties

https://www.ncf.edu/about/consumer-information/file-sharing-and-copyright-infringement/

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