Lanham Act Expert Witnesses
Lanham Act expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in consumer confusion, trademark infringement, survey research, and/or intellectual property law. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
The Lanham Act of 1946 is the primary federal trademark statute of U.S. law that protects the owner of a registered mark against the use of similar marks if deemed likely to cause consumer confusion. An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (trademark, trade dress, trade secret, patent, copyright) without a licensing agreement. The Lanham Act trademark law allows action in a state or federal court to request monetary relief or a court order (injunction) to stop use of the accused mark.
Cahn Litigation Services locates intellectual property expert witnesses for trademark issues such as trademark infringement, trademark abandonment, false advertising, brand valuation, brand reputation, trade dress infringement, and trademark surveys. Litigation support by a Lanham Act expert witness could include market research, survey design, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony and/or courtroom testimony. A financial expert specializing in economic damages for trademark infringement may be called upon to provide valuation calculations. In addition, a law firm may request a qualified expert to provide pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services has placed expert witnesses in a variety of trademark dispute cases including products as diverse as footwear, alcoholic beverages, socks, cable ties, retail stories, and computers. Representative matters that Cahn Litigation Services has provided expert candidates for have encompassed:
- deceptive advertising,
- consumer survey design for a footwear dispute,
- unfair competition,
- survey expert to construct a rebuttal report for trademark litigation,
- false advertising claims, and
- secondary meaning.
Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for all types of intellectual property matters, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate a specialist for Lanham Act claim cases, representing either the defendant or plaintiff.
Lanham Act Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Lanham Act experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Lanham Act landscape.