By Jeff Pietsch
Trademark law is traditionally concerned with protecting consumers. Trademarks protect consumers by helping consumers identify the source of the goods or service. For example, when a consumer buys a product, she knows exactly what she is going to get with the product based on its mark. Trademark law was designed to protect these consumers by protecting these marks against copy-cats or products with confusingly similar marks. Cases based on consumer protection concern similar products with similar marks that may confuse consumers.