Common Law Rights

Common Law Rights

Common-law protection of a trademark means the first entity using a particular name, logo
or slogan has a certain limited right to the use of that trademark.

Common-law protection of a trademark occurs automatically as soon as someone begins to use the trademark on signs, business materials, products, or advertising.

For a local business, or a business that will likely remain local, common-law protection of the trademark or service mark may be sufficient.

 

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