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There are a lot of people who talk and write about the law in ways that make it sound boring and/or scary.
Trademark law gives a limited monopoly to exclude others from using confusingly-similar trademarks. We generally disfavor monopolies as anti-competitive, bad for innovation, and over all bad for consumers. However, we justify trademark law’s…
In the first article of this series on false advertising I looked at false advertising cases from Oregon and Washington, brought against 5-Hour Energy, to introduce some core concepts of false advertising law.