You were using the internet, browsing to see what kinds of things people had made recently. It was shocking, but you came across identical photographs and information about a product you created and own the rights to. The company claims to be the designer and sells the product for less.
The day you finished your invention, you knew you had to protect it. You weren't familiar with trade laws or patents, but you knew it was important to do what you could to keep your idea safe.
Trademarks are words, phrases or symbols used by individuals or businesses to identify their products and to distinguish them from their competitors. You see trademarks all the time; some familiar trademarks are "Just Do It" for Nike and the apple used on Macintosh (now Apple or roughly referred to as Mac) computers.
An East Hartford manufacturer who previously won a trade-secret judgment seen as one of the largest in the industry is now looking to do so again with its latest case.
There is little worse than realizing that another company has been using your trademark to promote its copycat products. Your customers have been leaving negative feedback stating that you sold them cheap, dangerous items. The trouble is that those aren't your items and they're not your customers. It's driving your business into the ground.