Judge: 'Newport' Smokes Infringe On Lorillard's Newport Menthol Brand

RICHMOND, Va. - A putative synthetic marijuana product marketed as "Newprot" infringes on the manufacturer of Newport brand menthol cigarettes, a Virginia federal judge said Aug. 7 in an opinion that awarded the tobacco company attorney fees (Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al. v. California...

Affirmative Defenses In Tobacco Trademark Suit Struck For Lack Of Facts

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge has struck the affirmative defenses of a tobacco distributor sued for trade mark infringement, saying in a Dec. 5 opinion that the defendant had provided no factual underpinning for the defenses (Starbuzz Tobacco Inc. v. Fuad Naji Saeed, No. 3:13-cv-03837-SI...

9th Circuit Affirms Judgment, Injunction In Trademark Case

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 24 agreed with a California federal judge that the relevant principles of trademark law pertaining to gray market goods are extendable to the sale of imported mushrooms (Hokto Kinoko Co. and Hokuto Co. Ltd. v. Concord Farms Inc., No. 11...