Legal Steps That Can Be Taken If Your Brand Is Used By Others Without Permission

If the trademark owner feels that his rights have been violated, the trademark owner can file a civil suit, criminal complaint or other alternative solutions. It is better if the settlement out of court takes precedence.


Brand is an important element in a business. A brand serves as a differentiator for the goods or services that are produced or sold. However, the more well-known a brand is, the more potential it will be copied or hijacked and then used by others without permission or license.

Such action is a trademark infringement. If your mark is imitated or hijacked and then used by another person without permission or license, according to Mark and Geographical Indications, the trademark owner can do 3 things, namely civil suit, criminal complaint, or alternative dispute resolution.

1. Civil Lawsuit

According to the registered trademark owner can sue other parties who use the mark without permission (without rights) in the Commercial Court. The lawsuit can be in the form of a claim for compensation or a request for termination of the brand infringer’s business activities.
This can be done if the brand infringer uses a similar or exact brand for similar goods / services (in the same … Read More