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Contributory trademark infringement

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Contributory trademark infringement is a judicially constructed doctrine, where the U.S. Supreme Court held that:

[I]f a manufacturer or distributor intentionally induces another to infringe a trademark, or if it continues to supply its product to one whom it knows or has reason to know is engaging in trademark infringement, the manufacturer or distributor is contributorially responsible for any harm done as a result of the deceit.[1]

References Edit

  1. Inwood Labs., Inc. v. Ives Labs,, Inc., 456 U.S. 844, 854 (1982) (full-text).

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