It has always been surprising to me that trademark issues receive so little attention in the insurance community. It’s almost as if trademark claims are the dirty little secret of casualty insurance, both on the standard commercial and specialty professional sides of the house. Executive Summary Professional liability insurance specialist Leib Dodell discusses the lack of clarity in the insurance marketplace regarding coverage for trademark infringement claims.
There is no question that in the marketplace at large, trademark claims are a significant and growing problem. Both the number of trademarks in use and the number of new trademark registrations continue to increase year over year.