Many New Jersey companies worry about trademark infringement. Especially in these times where there is global competition with online sales and manufacturing. Trademark infringement can come in many forms. One New Jersey company is currently facing a lawsuit in regards to trademark infringement.
The 3M Company recently sued a New Jersey business for price gouging and trademark infringement. The lawsuit accused Performance Supply LLC in Manalapan of price gouging the city of New York with its sales of 3M’s N95 face masks. The New Jersey company sent a price quote to the city with the price of $6.05 to $6.35 for each mask while 3M advises its distributors to sell them at $1.02 to $1.35 each. The New Jersey company also misled consumers by claiming they were an authorized distributor of 3M products, which they were not. 3M is seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as all profits that were made from the scheme which 3M will donate to charitable organizations.
When a company believes their product may be facing a problem with trademark infringement, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in trademark law. Enforcement is important for intellectual property and if it doesn’t happen then a company can miss out on profits and weaken intellectual property rights. There are several options for enforcement and an attorney can help their client determine what option may work the best.
Trademark infringement is a common problem for many New Jersey companies. An attorney can help their client protect their international property rights and their company’s reputation.