Playboy Denied Injunction In 'Bunny' Mark Row

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge Wednesday denied Playboy Enterprises International Inc.'s bid for a preliminary injunction against a beverage company alleged to have infringed Playboy's famous "bunny" mark, and stayed the case pending the resolution of a parallel state-court lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said the complaint between Playboy and Play Beverages LLC was similar to a lawsuit involving the same parties filed last year in Cook County, Illinois. Both lawsuits revolve around the same disputed terms of a licensing agreement that Play Bev said allowed...
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