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Lanham Act Attorney Fee Awards, Trademarks, Exceptional Cases

The Lanham Act is the federal statute addressing trademark lawsuits. Under the Lanham Act, a court may “in exceptional cases award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” The US Supreme Court explained, in the patent infringement context: “[A]n ‘exceptional’ case is simply one that stands out from others with respect to the substantive strength…

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