Omega Loses Bid To Bar Engineering Co. From Trademark

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A British appeals court rejected Swiss watchmaker Omega SA's bid to challenge Omega Engineering Inc.'s trademark application on Friday, ruling that a 1984 contract between the two companies prohibited the suit.

The England and Wales Court of Appeal upheld an earlier court ruling that the Swiss luxury goods company's objection to Omega Engineering's efforts to trademark the Omega name for scientific instruments violated a nearly 30-year-old agreement the two companies had reached in an effort to resolve a long-running dispute over their use of the same...
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