Sabinsa Wins Mint Extract Trademark Spat In 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (July 12, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has cut down a lower court's finding in a long-running trademark infringement dispute between rival supplement-industry suppliers over a powdered mint extract, reversing the decision and ordering judgment in favor of plaintiff Sabinsa Corp.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday blasted the district court, saying it was wrong to grant summary judgment to defendant Creative Compounds LLC and to rule that the company's marks would not cause confusion in the marketplace.

The district...
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