Trade Dress Expert Witnesses

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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 trade dress cases, representing either the defendant or plaintiff. Typically, a trade dress expert witness has a background and expertise in consumer confusion, trade dress infringement damages, survey research, and/or intellectual property law.

An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, copyright) without a licensing agreement. Trade dress infringement occurs when a product’s visual appearance or packaging that distinctly signifies the source of the product to consumers is imitated. Trade dress protection is intended to safeguard consumers from buying one product under the belief that it is another. Trade dress law allows action in a state or federal court to request monetary relief or a court order (injunction) to stop distributing the accused product. The Lanham Act protects trade dress if it is the same source-identifying function as a trademark. Cahn Litigation Services has placed expert witnesses in a variety of trade dress issues including products as diverse as cell phones, jewelry, tableware, and automobiles.

Litigation support by a trade dress expert witness could include research, a consumer survey, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony and/or courtroom testimony. A financial expert specializing in economic damages for trade dress issues may be called upon to provide valuation calculations. 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.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Trade Dress experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Trade Dress landscape.