EU Court Unplugs Monster Cable Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 4:17 PM EST) -- The European Union General Court on Wednesday denied Monster Cable Products Inc.'s appeal of a ruling that the company's proposed trademark “Monster Rock" infringes Live Nation (Music) UK Ltd.'s "Monsters of Rock” mark.

The Luxembourg-based tribunal upheld the ruling by the appeals board of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market that the two marks, both covering audio equipment and the transmission of sound, would likely cause confusion among consumers.

“The board of appeal did not make an error of assessment in finding ... that...
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