Trademark Dilution and the Practice of Marketing
This article considers the marketing implications of the Federal Trademark Dilution Act (FTDA) of 1995. The FTDA, an amendment to the Lanham Act, will influence the manner in which marketing is practiced well into the twenty-first century. Although the FTDA is specifically concerned with protecting famous trademarks from being diluted—either by having their distinctiveness diminished or positive associations tarnished—by similar trademarks, its influence will not be limited to trademark or branding issues. Implications range from the allocation of advertising resources to the increased use of marketing research.
Advertising and Promotion Management | Intellectual Property Law | Marketing
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Peterson, Robert; Smith, Karen; and ZERRILLO, Philip Charles.
Trademark Dilution and the Practice of Marketing. (1999). Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. 27, (2), 255-268. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/2946