We have blogged about patent and copyright issues in federal contracting, but what about trademark issues? Trademarks, while not necessarily a direct source of income in the way patents and copyrights are, can be equally important to companies. So, what do government contracting regulations have to say about trademarks?
That’s right, there is no standard FAR or DFARS clause relating to the issue of trademark use and ownership in the context of government contracts. That’s because, historically, trademark ownership was of little value to both sides in a government contract.