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Volume19
Year2010
TitleFederal Preemption and State Trademark Law: Exception or Indifference?
Author(s)James Abe
First Page28
AbstractA survey of cases shows that federal preemption will be a significant issue for state mark registrants who attempt to rely on favorable state law to compete against federal registrants. A key focus in planing a state-based business or litigation strategy will be on whether, and the extent to which, the state law compromises the federal trademark scheme.