American Greetings Unit, Web Comic Sued Over 'Oatmeal' Mark

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 6:55 PM ET) -- A Massachusetts greeting card company filed trademark infringement claims Tuesday against a subsidiary of American Greetings Corp. and the creator of popular Web comic The Oatmeal, accusing them of using a trademarked brand name to sell cards.

North Adams, Mass.-based Excelsior Printing Co. claims Papyrus-Recycled Greetings Inc. and Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman have been teaming up to sell greeting cards featuring material on Inman's widely read humor site. The problem is that Excelsior's subsidiary Oatmeal Studios Inc. has used its name for selling and marketing greeting...
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Case Information

Case Title

Excelsior Printing Company v. Inman et al

Case Number

3:12-cv-30200

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Michael A. Ponsor

Date Filed

November 20, 2012

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