U.S. Congress To Hear Testimony On Trademark Dilution Act

Law360, New York (April 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hear testimony on Thursday from leading industry groups on proposed revisions to the Federal Trademark Dilution Act.

The FTDA, which was signed into law on January 16, 1996, was intended to protect famous trademarks from blurring and tarnishing uses by third parties. The law expanded the scope of rights granted to famous and distinctive trademarks under the Lanham Act.

Dilution differs from normal trademark infringement in that there is no need to prove a likelihood of confusion...
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