Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties


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Which of the following CANNOT be used as a trademark?

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1. Billy owns a small bakery. His business logo has a 'TM' designation on it. This means that:

2. Carrie opens a small coffee shop in a small Colorado town and names it 'Grounds'. Charlie owns a large commercial landscaping business in Los Angeles also named 'Grounds'. Charlie's company has been around for six years, while Carrie's business is brand new. Both companies claim a trademark to this name, but neither has registered the name. When Googling his company, Charlie discovers Carrie's small business and sues her for trademark infringement. What is the likely result?

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Deepen your understanding of trademark infringement in this interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet. Use the printable worksheet to identify study points to look for throughout the lesson.

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you gauge your understanding of characteristics of trademark infringement. You will need to identify the different types of infringement and how brands protect their trademarks in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Trademark registration
  • Trademark infringement
  • Federal Laws

Skills Practiced

Students should be prepared to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding trademark infringement and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what can and cannot be a registered as a trademark
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how well-known brands prove trademark infringement

Additional Learning

To further your knowledge about trademarks, check out the interactive lesson on Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties. The accompanying lesson will help students complete the following objectives:

  • Determine what an unregistered trademark is
  • Identify how trademarks are registered
  • Define service mark
  • Review examples of trademark infringement
  • Understand the role of federal laws