Geographically Remote Area (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

Under trademark law geographically remote area is an area in which a mark has no presence either through actual use, advertising, or general reputation. Generally, a trademark owner has no rights in geographically remote areas. But if the mark is federally registered and has nationwide priority, there will be no presence in the mark for a given region. For unregistered marks, the doctrine of natural expansion provides another exception to the requirement that a trademark be used in a area in order for rights in it to exist.