Consumer fraud by a martial art school or instructor begins when material fact is misrepresented in web pages, advertising, signage and verbal claims when registered trademarks are used without a license from the trademark owner. Fraud by a martial art school may be perpetrated upon students for years through the use of counterfeit patches, issuance of counterfeit rank certificates, the sale or distribution
News 4/18/2012 Baker Hostetler Hosts Prominent Legal Training Seminar on Combatting Trademark Counterfeiting for County and State Law Enforcement The firm hosted a continuing legal training seminar on combatting trademark counterfeiting early last month spearheaded by Cleveland office Coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Media practice, Partner Deborah Wilcox. This event for local, state
The Better Business Bureau provides dispute resolution services between consumers and businesses, educational information for consumers, business accreditation services, publishes business accreditation standards, provides business research tools for consumers to checkout businesses, and a number of other services. Better Business Bureau Standards for Trust Better Business Bureau Code of Advertising Better Business Bureau Code of Business Practices The Better
The trademark counterfeiting business is booming! Check out the trademark counterfeits at the bottom of this page. Phonies, frauds and thieves are thriving in an industry that is driven by greed, disregard for the rights and reputations of others and by consumers with low self esteem. Huh? Yes, you read correctly; consumers with low
The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) officially records and maintains government records documenting federally registered trademark owners as the exclusive source for their particular products and/or services that the trademark owner regulates and controls to their standards. Trademark infringers and trademark counterfeiters confusingly imply, suggest or otherwise represent to consumers that they are associated with, affiliated with, approved
When material fact is misrepresented to consumers by trademark infringers and/or trademark counterfeiters elements of consumer fraud are present.
FindLaw The Right of Publicity A separate issue from copyright, which protects the creator of the video or photo, is the right of publicity, which protects the subject of the content. Right of publicity laws protect people from the unauthorized commercial use of their name, likeness, or identity. A majority of states have right of