• Posts Tagged ‘Section 43(a)’

    When Is an Infringed Trademark “Registered”?

    by  • June 15, 2015 • trademark • 0 Comments

    A claim for trademark infringement can be brought under two different sections of the Lanham Act, Section 32 for infringement of registered trademarks and Section 43(a) for infringement of unregistered trademarks.* Registration provides some evidentiary benefits, like prima facie evidence of distinctiveness, so if a plaintiff doesn’t have a registered trademark then it will...

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    It Doesn’t Work That Way

    by  • June 1, 2015 • trademark • 0 Comments

    When we last visited Florida VirtualSchool v. K12, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit certified a question to the Supreme Court of Florida. As a refresher, in Florida VirtualSchool we have a state entity, FVS, enforcing a trademark. The defendants argued, successfully at the trial court stage, that FVS did not...

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