Illinois Federal Judge Grants Summary Judgment On Lanham Act Claims

CHICAGO - A claim for reverse passing off under the Lanham Act was rejected on summary judgment Sept. 10 by an Illinois federal judge who agreed with a defendant that there is no evidence that the plaintiff's unregistered "A 5-D" trademark has acquired secondary meaning (NanoChem Solutions Inc. v. Global Green Products LLC, No. 10-5686, N.D. Ill.).

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