10th Circ. Backs Water Pik Win In Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Monday refused to revive allegations that Water Pik Inc.'s SinuSense-brand sinus cleaning products do not infringe a trademark for rival nasal cleaner SinuCleanse, ruling that the two product names weren't similar enough to confuse consumers.

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel said a lower court was correct to rule in Water Pik's favor in a dispute involving competitor Med-Systems Inc. The appeals court said SinuSense and SinuCleanse are sufficiently distinct and said evidence presented by Med-Systems was not enough to show...
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