Caterpillar, Disney Settle Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (March 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Caterpillar Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit related to Disney’s portrayal of Caterpillar equipment in the direct-to-DVD film “George of the Jungle 2.”

Terms of the settlement were not revealed in a brief order approved by U.S. District Judge John Gorman, but Caterpillar and Disney said the agreement was "amicable."

Caterpillar filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Disney in October, alleging that the film undermines its reputation, portraying its machinery as tools of an “evil army” bent on destroying the...
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