Trademark infringement issues are an unfortunate reality that accompanies a federally registered trademark. Proper maintenance and monitoring of your trademark can help reduce the risk of trademark infringement, as well as the time yours was infringed upon.
Trademark infringement is classified as the unauthorized use of a trademark in a manner that likely leads to confusion about the source of goods and/or services. Trademark protection allows the registered user to stop others from using their trademark, but only if the infringement causes likely confusion. These cases can quickly become complex because proving the confusion, and possible loss of revenue or tarnished goodwill if you’re requesting infringement damages, requires data and research to support the claim. Hiring an attorney can greatly help clarify the steps and documents needed to stop the trademark infringement.