Anti-Dilution Statutes Law and Legal Definition

Anti-dilution statutes are state and federal statutes that allow the owner of a trademark to prevent uses of its mark by other companies to tarnish or blur the distinctiveness of the mark. Title 15 of the U.S. Code encompasses the federal Anti-Dilution Action. In a trademark infringement, the plaintiff should prove the likelihood of confusion between the opposing trademarks. However, a plaintiff in a dilution suit need not prove that there is a likelihood of confusion between the famous mark and the challenged mark.