Mott's In TM Suit: I Say Clamato, You Can't Say Almato
Law360 (February 8, 2018, 9:47 PM EST) -- Mott's LLP is accusing a Mexican food company and a U.S. distributor of infringing its trademark for its seafood-flavored Clamato tomato juice with a competing similar product called Almato, according to a complaint filed in Texas federal court Wednesday.
Mott's filed a 12-page complaint claiming Valle Redondo SA DE CV and U.S. distributor Interbrands Group LLC are confusing customers with the similarly named clam-and-tomato-flavored beverage.
"Defendants profit from using a name that is confusingly similar to Clamato in sight, sound and connotation," the complaint said. "In fact, the two names sound confusingly similar when read aloud in radio advertisements."
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