Laches in Trademark Infringement

, New York Law Journal


In his Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld of Baker Botts writes: Because the consuming public's interest in not being exposed to confusingly similar trademarks is held to be paramount to the interests of the private litigants, an interesting body of laches case law has arisen regarding the circumstances in which a plaintiff's delay in taking action is so inexcusable that it can be barred from all relief.

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Originally appeared in print as Laches in Trademark Infringement: How Long Can You Sleep on Rights?

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