The Online Use of Trademarks and Trademark Dilution Cases

The unauthorized use of trademarks on the Internet has increased trademark dilution actions. The US Federal Trademark Dilution Act, 15 U.S.C., is equally applicable to trademark dilution cases on the internet. Hence, unauthorized use of trademarks on the Internet is also commonly related to the use of those marks on domain names. Thus, trademark holders can file actions against trademark infringers under the Trademark Dilution Act or/and the Anti-cyber squatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 1125(d), depending on the facts of each case.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the requirements for a trademark dilution claim?
What remedies are available for trademark dilution?
What is an example of trademark dilution on the Internet?


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