Establishing “actual use” standard in service mark infringement cases
Abstract: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently faulted a lower court for applying the wrong legal standard when determining whether a service mark infringement plaintiff had actually used the mark. This short article reviews the actual use standard in service mark infringement cases. Underwood v. Bank of America Corp., Nos. 19-1349, -1087 (10th Cir. April 30, 2021).