Court Addresses Limits of Trademark Dilution by Blurring

, New York Law Journal

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In his Intellectual Property column, Stephen M. Kramarsky, a member of Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, writes: Dilution is a complex and often misunderstood area of trademark law. Starbucks and a tiny competitor—the maker of a product called "Mr. Charbucks"—have been fighting over these issues. After 12 years of litigation, the Second Circuit appears finally to have put an end to the controversy and in the process has provided some much-needed guidance for practitioners and the lower courts in this difficult area.

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