Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 621a – Trademarks and Service Marks
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- another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
- Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- dilution: means the lessening of the capacity of the registrant's mark to identify and distinguish goods or services, through use of the mark by another person, regardless of the presence or absence of (A) competition between the users of the mark, or (B) likelihood of confusion, mistake or deception arising from that use. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- mark: includes any trademark or service mark entitled to registration under this chapter whether registered or not. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, union, governmental body or agency or other organization capable of suing or being sued in a court of law. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
- service mark: means any word, name, symbol or device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify the services of one person, including a unique service, to distinguish them from the services of others, and to indicate the source of the services, even if that source is unknown. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- trade name: includes words and names lawfully adopted and used by any person engaged in any business, trade, occupation or vocation to identify such business, trade, occupation or vocation whether or not registered, filed or recorded under any law of the state of Connecticut, or of any other state, or of the United States. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- trademark: means any word, name, symbol or device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify and distinguish the goods of such person, including a unique product, from those goods made or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source is unknown. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- use: means the bona fide use of a mark in the ordinary course of trade, and not made merely to reserve a right in a mark. See Connecticut General Statutes 35-11a
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.