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Trademark Law Research Guide

Getting Started Researching Trademark Law

Legal Encyclopedias

American Jurisprudence 2d (Am. Jur. 2d)

74 Am. Jur. 2d Sections 1- 158 Trademarks and Tradenames (2012-date).

Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.)

87 C.J.S. Sections 1- 445  Trade-marks, Trade-names, and Unfair Competition (2000 - date).

American Law Reports

--Reminder:  The American Law Reports (A.L.R.) are a unique type of legal secondary publications.  Annotations are updated with references to subsequent related cases and cases that indicate new treatment of their topics. 

Deborah F. Buckman, Annotation, Lanham Act Trademark Infringement Actions in Internet and Website Context197 A.L.R. Fed. 17 (2004).

John H. Derrick, Annotation, What Constitutes Abandonment of Trademark by Conduct Causing Mark to Lose Significance as Indication of OriginUnder section 45 of Lanham Act (15 U.S.C.A. section 1127(b), 81 A.L.R. Fed. 677 (1987). 

John H. Derrick, Annotation, What Constitutes Abandonment of Trademark by Discontinuance of Use with Intent Not to Resume ItUnder Section 45 of Lanham Act (15 U.S.C.A. section 1127 (1987).

Kurtis A. Kemper, Annotation, Construction and Application of "First Sale Doctrine" in Trademark Law, 71 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 1 (2013). 

Marjorie A. Shields, Annotation, What Constitutes "Famous Mark" for Purposes of Federal Trademark Dilution Act15 U.S.C.A  Section 1125(c)Which Provides for Dilution of Famous Marks165 A.L.R. Fed. 625 (2000).

Elizabeth Williams, Annotation, Validity, Construction, and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. Section 2320 Criminalizing Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods or Services, 90 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 113 (2014).