Trademark Infringement

Trademark infringement is a violation of the exclusive rights attached to a trademark without the authorization of the trademark owner or any licensees (provided that such authorization was within the scope of the license).

Infringement may occur when one party, the "infringer," uses a trademark that is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark owned by another party in relation to products or services that are identical or similar to the products or services that the registration covers. An owner of a trademark may commence legal proceedings against a party that infringes its registration.

Departments and student organizations are encouraged to contact Purdue Trademarks and Licensing if they wish to use a slogan or any graphic elements from a logo that could potentially be trademarked already. Trademarks and Licensing will assist with the investigation of whether your slogan or logo could be infringing on another entity's trademarks.

Enforcement of Trademark Infringement

Purdue reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies against infringement of its trademarks. If Purdue engages the services of an agent, the agent is authorized to pursue enforcement actions on Purdue's behalf. You must send a photo of the infringement, with company tag and retail address where it was found.

Report a violation

Please complete the following form to report a possible case of trademark infringement: