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# 8
02-08-2013, 10:04 AM
You only have to actively defend a trademark. You don't need to police a copyright or patent to keep it. In fact, you don't even have to exist anymore for your trademarks to be legally enforceable.

Copyrights deal with reproduction, any reproduction is a violation. Trademarks however are about association, a violation is when there is confusion about association. When a trademark is already being used without association a new violation no longer meets the criteria.

Last edited by hevach; 02-08-2013 at 10:07 AM.
 

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