Lockheed Wins Battle With Raytheon Over Bomb Mark

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Wednesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board had ruled in its favor by blocking competitor Raytheon Co. from registering the term “paveway” for its line of laser-guided bombs.

Lockheed said that the TTAB determined Sept. 27 that the term “paveway” was a generic term used to describe any laser-guided bombing system and that Raytheon could not trademark the descriptor despite having developed the first paveway system.

“This decision supports Lockheed Martin's goal of delivering competitive, best-value...
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