TRO Law and Legal Definition

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) is an order from the court issued for a limited period as an emergency remedy, to prohibit a person from an action likely to cause irreparable harm, or to maintain status quo. A TRO is usually issued on an emergency basis and for a short period of time. Generally, in trademark cases, TRO is an order barring use of a trademark at the outset of an infringement action.