Trademarks-Successful Plaintiffs in Trademark Infringement Actions Under the Lanham Act May Not Recover Attorney’s Fees-Maier Brewing Co. v. Fleischmann Distilling Corp.

In an action for trademark infringement under the Lanham Act and for unfair competition, the District Court enjoined the defendant company from further use of the trademark and awarded the plaintiff $60,000 in attorney’s fees. On appeal, held, reversed in part. The issuance of the injunction was upheld but the court declared that attorney’s fees are not recoverable in trademark infringement cases prosecuted under the Lanham Act since Congress had not expressly provided for such awards.