BizTerm Definition
Infringement (of a Trademark), Trademark Infringement
Short Definition
Unauthorized use of a protected Trademark
Full Definition

Unauthorized use of a protected trademark or service mark, or use of something very similar to a protected mark. Generally infringement occurs when there is a likelihood of confusion in the average consumer. If a court determines that the average consumer would be confused, the owner of the original mark can prevent the other's use of the infringing mark and sometimes collect damages.


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