Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers

To Mark or Not to Mark-That is the Question


Not marking a patented product with the patent number can prevent you from recovering damages from infringing products sold over a period of time. On the other hand, false marking or marking with an expired patent number can result in a fine of up to $500 per product sold. Hundreds of false marking suits have been filed over the last year. Should you mark or not mark at all?

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, Federal Circuit, Patent | United States

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