Brand Battles: 'TrashBot' Co. Wants To Can 'Trashbots' Toys

Law360 (June 4, 2021, 8:37 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the maker of the "TrashBot" has a chip on its shoulder over a Texas startup's bid to register "Trashbots" as a trademark for hands-on robotics kits for children — plus three other cases you need to know.

Taking Out the 'Trashbots'

One person's trash is another's treasure, but that wasn't the case when CleanRobotics Inc. discovered that Austin-based Trashbots Inc. was trying to register "Trashbots" as a trademark for "children's educational toys ... in the field of STEM-based robotics" and related services.

CleanRobotics, which makes a smart...

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