Washington Law Review


The widely favored Lanham Act makes important changes in the former picture, chief of which perhaps is the unprecedented effect now given trade-mark registration. The new act does not alter the common law concept that trade-mark rights must arise first out of actual use of the mark in trade. However, the owner of a valid interstate mark can now strengthen and even expand his rights substantively by registration, and, conversely, his failure to register promptly can result in serious losses.

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