(Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition, Registered Trademark)


This template is a complaint that alleges trademark infringement of a registered trademark under Section 32 of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1114). It also alleges unfair competition under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)) and various state law claims. The template includes practical guidance and drafting notes. This complaint assumes that the parties' marks are for goods, not services, and that the marks include both words and logos. If either mark is a service mark or a different type of mark (such as a standard character mark, a design mark, or a product configuration or packaging), revise this complaint accordingly. This complaint also assumes that defendant has filed an application for trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If it has not, revise this complaint accordingly. Note that plaintiff must file additional materials along with a complaint. Exact requirements vary by district, so check the current federal and ...