Monetary Relief (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

Monetary relief is a protection available to trademark owners under the Lanham Act. Monetary relief includes provable damages, attorneys fees, corrective advertising costs, defendants’ or plaintiffs’ lost profits, prejudgment interest, punitive damages, reasonable royalty, or treble damages. Monetary awards can be sought when infringement has occurred. The court has wide discretion under principles of equity to grant or deny such relief, and frequently requires a finding of intentional infringement before making such a reward.