Trademark Protection Trademark Law Intellectual Property
What is the scope of protection for a trademark?
Trademarks are registered in classes for specific goods like perfume, soap or automobiles. The scope of protection should be narrowly construed to the marketing area of the product. However, with licensors licensing famous trademarks for a plethora of products that narrow scope of protection has expanded broadly in recent years. Are a perfume and an automobile likely to cause confusion as to source if similar names are used? I call your attention to the fact that the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company is licensing its name for a perfume.
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