How Safe Are Your Trademarks?


You may think you have done everything to legally protect your company’s trademarks, but what if someone used your trademark as the title of a movie, a book or a song?  What if Morgan Spurlock called his documentary “Big Mac®” instead of “Super Size Me?”  What if the movie “The Social Network” was called “The Facebook® Movie?”  Could the owners of those trademarks have sought legal protection under the Lanham Act and/or obtained an injunction against those producers and promoters from using those trademarks?

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Jerry Willis is a shareholder at Chicago-based McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. where he focuses on patent and trademark litigation.

Originally published on Corporate

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