Fair use

Fair use in trademark law refers to the limited use of a trademark by a third party without obtaining permission from the trademark owner. The concept of fair use is intended to balance the exclusive rights of trademark owners with the public interest in free speech, competition, and innovation.

Examples of fair use in trademark law may include using a trademark in a news article, parody, or commentary on the trademark itself. However, the use of a trademark in a way that suggests endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship with the trademark owner may not be considered fair use.