Colt Sues Rivals For Trademark Infringement In Dispute Over Guns

Law360, New York (April 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gun maker Colt Defense has sued rivals Bushmaster and Heckler & Koch for trademark infringement, claiming the two companies have copied its best-selling weapon.

Colt's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, asserts the companies have engaged in trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices.

Colt is seeking injunctive relief and damages against the two companies.

Colt's M-4 automatic rifle is its best-selling weapon, sold only to military and law-enforcement agencies.

The lawsuit claims that Bushmaster's...
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