Only 14% Of Trademark Suits Decided In '05

Law360, New York (May 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than 15% of trademark infringement lawsuits were decided at trial in 2005, with the vast majority of cases either settled out of court or dismissed by federal judges, according to a recent study published by a data research group.

The study, by Maryland-based IP management firm Invotex Group, showed that of the 3,617 trademark lawsuits in U.S. courts in 2005, settlements were reached 68% of the time, while cases were dismissed 18% of the time.

The data was compiled from federal court dockets by the...
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