While some courts have determined that a trademark owner need not necessarily prosecute every infringing third-party use of its mark, such third-party uses can still affect the distinctiveness of the mark in the mind of the public.
Over the past few days, EFF and one of our staff technologists, the talented Micah Lee, have had an illuminating back…www.eff.org
That matters, because Canonical’s actions reflect a much bigger problem: a pervasive and unfounded belief that if you don’t police every unauthorized use of a trademark you are in danger of losing it. We hope that some clarity on this point might help companies step back from wasteful and censorious trademark enforcement.
In the recent case of Abraham v. Alpha Chi Omega, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion regarding a…www.forbes.com
A trademark owner is not required to uncover all possible uses that might conflict, or immediately commence a lawsuit against every possible infringer.