abandonment of trademark


abandonment of trademark
A situation in which trademark rights are lost because the owner: does not use the mark for an extended period of time with the intent not to resume use; lets others use the mark without adequate supervision; or allows the mark to become a generic term. (See also: generic)
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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