Tea Co. Boiling Mad Over Twinings' Use Of 'Bedtime'

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT) -- The company behind Yogi brand tea hit R. Twining and Co. Ltd. with a trademark infringement suit in Oregon federal court Wednesday, claiming the British tea giant can't use the term “bedtime” on its products.

East West Tea Company LLC claims Twinings has been selling a brand of chamomile tea under the name “Bedtime Blend,” even though Yogi has been using the term on its own Bedtime Tea products since 1995.

The company — which operates under the Yogi name — says it registered the term...
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