Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark. This use can be in connection with goods or services and may lead to confusion, deception, or a misunderstanding about the actual company a product or service came from. If a business uses a “confusingly similar” trademark the result can be devastating to your business. Sales can be improperly diverted from your business to the business selling “knockoffs.” Trademark owners can take legal action if they believe their marks are being infringed. If infringement of a trademark is proven, a court order can prevent a defendant from using the mark, and the owner may be awarded monetary relief. The attorneys at McCartney Dallmann have decades of experience defending and asserting claims of trademark infringement.