Settlement Agreement


This form is a Settlement Agreement that settles a trademark action in a U.S. district court with optional language for resolving a dispute before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). It is drafted in terms favorable to the trademark owner (plaintiff) but aims to be reasonable to both parties. This form includes practical guidance, drafting notes, alternate clauses, and optional clauses.The agreement includes the settlement of trademark infringement, dilution, and related claims. For a more detailed discussion on these claims, see Trademark Infringement and False Designation of Origin Claims, Remedies, and Defenses and Trademark Dilution Claims, Remedies, and Defenses. For guidance on negotiating and drafting a settlement agreement in a trademark dispute, see Trademark Settlement Agreement Checklist.