On Monday a federal judge denied a request from E.B. Horn, one of America’s oldest jewelry stores located in downtown Boston that she order rival Horn’s Jewelers to immediately stop using that name because the venerable Boston jeweler waited two years after its downtown competitor opened to file a trademark lawsuit and is still in business, demonstrating it is not suffering “irreparable harm”.
Unfortunately, statistics show there are two kinds of bicyclists: Those who have had an accident and those who are going to have one. But, what should a bicyclist do if involved in a collision with a motorist? What are your legal rights and remedies?
Norwalk, Connecticut based Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell Soup Company, has brought suit against Trader Joe’s Company, accusing the popular Monrovia, California grocery store chain of trademark infringement over a product called Crispy Cookies that it says too closely resembles both the look and package design of Pepperidge Farm’s iconic Milano cookies — a line of oval-shaped sandwich cookies with chocolate filling. Pepperidge Farm accuses Trader Joe’s of deceptive marketing, confusing customers and diluting the value of its Milano cookie product, according to a complaint filed last week in Connecticut federal district court.
In a lawsuit filed in a Delaware federal district court last week, Segway, the company which pioneered two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles, alleges that both the Hovertrax and the Solowheel which are manufactured and sold by Inventist, a tech company in Camas, Washington that began a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 before releasing its first commercial product in late 2014, willfully violate Segway’s existing patents. The lawsuit seeks damages, attorney fees and permanent injunctive relief preventing Inventist from selling any of the allegedly infringing products. If the suit is successful, it could stop Inventist’s latest products in their tracks and reshape the skyrocketing self-balancing scooter “hovermania” market.