Protection of Colors (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

Trademark law provides protection of colors, whether one or a combination of them, if the colors otherwise meet the definition of a trademark. There is an opposition that providing protection to colors would deplete the limited supply of colors available, and that it would unfairly prevent others from entering the marketplace, and therefore create an undesirable monopoly. However, courts have provided that there are innumerable shades of colors available. Therefore, there can be no undesirable monopoly because of depletion of colors.