Misuse of Protected Marks/Infringement Phoenix
A business or individual may acquire legally protected rights in information or marks (such as names, logos, etc.). For instance, your company may sell with its products a copyrighted owner’s manual, or may employ a unique combination of letters, fonts and other characters in its logo. You may have registered your information or marks with appropriate federal offices, or registered a trade name with the Arizona Secretary of State. Sometimes the common law may offer you protection against use by others of certain proprietary, unique information materials or marks.
When a competitor attempts to trade off the reputation you have developed for your business by utilizing either your protected information or marks, or something sufficiently similar to them to create confusion among consumers as to whether you are the source of the information, services or goods, you may be able to pursue a claim against them in court to stop the misuse of the information or marks and to obtain compensation for any damages caused to you from the misuse of the protected material.
The business law attorneys at Baskin Richards can help you aggressively protect your interests in those unique materials or marks used in your business. We may also help you assess if your own business practices might subject you to claims for misuse of someone else’s protected material and to frame your business practices to avoid such claims. If you believe any such material may be at risk of misuse by a competitor, or are facing allegations by a competitor that you have misused their protected information, contact our Phoenix copyright infringement lawyers today.