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Defamation and Trademark Infringement

Is your company or brand being impacted by defamatory statements? There are federal legal remedies available to trademark owners in the event of #trademark infringement and trade libel. Some states have specific statutes against intentional false statements that injure a business.

The risk of committing defamation acts is naturally increased with online platforms where a defamatory statement is published in one state and has effects in other states. Some states’ long-arm statutes are highly sensitive giving their own courts jurisdiction over companies and individuals for defamatory statements published out-of-state.

Freedom of speech is not targeted but while statements of opinion are acceptable it is smart to bear in mind that statements of fact must be supported by, yes, facts – not mere opinions. Is your company being impacted by defamatory statements? Let’s discuss to take a closer look at the facts!

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