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Geographical Limitations On Trademark Rights

By Michael Sherrill, Sherrill Law Offices | May 3, 2015

A trademark is any word, design, scent, name, sound, or other thing that is capable of distinguishing one person’s or company’s goods from another’s, and indicating that such “branded” goods come from a single source – even if that source is unknown. A service mark is the same as a trademark; the only difference is that a trademark is used upon goods while a service mark is used in connection with services. Examples are Proctor and Gamble’s Crest® mark for toothpaste and Supervalu Inc.’s Cub Foods® mark for retail food...

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