Mattel Still Owns Crash Dummies Marks: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Even though Mattel Inc. stopped selling its Crash Dummies line of toys for several years, a federal appeals court has ruled that the company did not abandon the trademarks on the products and denied a former licensee’s bid to use the marks on its own line of goods.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office correctly denied an application by The Crash Dummy Movie LLC to use the marks, finding that Mattel’s failure to use...
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