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Trademark Law

Journals and Newsletters

To locate articles about trademark law in legal journals, check the legal periodical indexes which can be accessed from the library's web page: Legal Source, Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981, and LegalTrac, which covers 1980 to the present.

Specialized journals and newsletters include:

Trademark Law

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols, or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.

                                                            U. S. Patent and Trademark Office

Major Treatises

McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition (5th ed.) Also on Westlaw.  Explains and analyzes trademark law, with concise analysis of cases and statutes and how-to advice on registering and protecting trademarks. 

Callmann on the Law of Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Monopolies (4th ed.) on Westlaw.  Comprehensive analysis of the law of unfair competition as it relates to trademarks, including an examination of cases as well as the law's theoretical underpinning.  Includes the text of important statutes and regulations and a table of trademarks, trade names, and slogans.

Other Books

CALI Lesson

This interactive CALI Lesson explains the basics of trademark research, including historical background, statutes, regulations, cases, secondary sources, international materials, and current awareness tools.. It can be accessed through your smartphone or tablet, as well as through your computer.

To access CALI, you must create an account using the law school's authorization code; just email the help desk or call the reference desk at 860-570-5068 for the code.