Trademark Act of 1946

Law

variants popularly Lanham Act
15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.  | (1946)
created federal protection of trademarks and service marks through registration with the Patent and Trademark Office. The Act defined what may be used as a mark, outlined the registration procedure, and created a cause of action for infringement.

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“Trademark Act of 1946.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Trademark%20Act%20of%201946. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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