Los Angeles Trademark Infringement Attorney
Helping Defend against Trademark Infringement Claims in Los Angeles
In a nutshell, a trademark is a group of words, a design (such as a logo or symbol), or some combination thereof, that is used to identify a particular service, product, company, or brand specifically and uniquely. Trademarks fall under the umbrella of intellectual property. Just because a business or brand owns a particular trademark, this alone does not mean that slightly similar words or designs are automatically an infringement on that trademark.
Trademark infringement is typically a civil claim that a trademark owner files against someone else. In these cases, the plaintiff has the burden of proof, and the defendant may be in a position to assert a legal defense.
If you have been accused of trademark infringement, an experienced and skilled Los Angeles trademark infringement lawyer at Anand Law Group, P.C., can assist you with defending against the allegation.
Under the Lanham Act, a trademark owner can sue an individual or business for trademark infringement. In order to prevail, however, the plaintiff (or the person who is filing the lawsuit) has to satisfy the “likelihood of confusion” legal standard. In other words, using the questionable trademark must cause a reasonable consumer to either be confused about the product’s source – or the consumer’s approval of the product.
In making this determination, certain factors are considered, including the defendant’s intent, similarities (or lack thereof) between the marks, and similarities and differences in the marketing of services and/or goods.
If you have been accused of trademark infringement, look no further than Anand Law Group, P.C. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a passionate Los Angeles trademark infringement attorney, please contact us online today.