Title

Trademark Dilution and the Practice of Marketing

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Advertising and Promotion Management | Intellectual Property Law | Marketing

Research Areas

Marketing

Publication

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

Volume

27

Issue

2

First Page

255

Last Page

268

ISSN

0092-0703

Identifier

10.1177/0092070399272009