Beauty Pageant Co. Sues Rival For Infringing Event Name

Law360, Los Angeles (July 19, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Beauty pageant company International Pageants Inc. struck rival Galaxy Pageants Inc. with a trademark infringement suit in Virginia federal court Friday to prevent Galaxy from using “international” in its pageant event names.

The suit comes less than a week before International Pageants is scheduled to host its Mrs. International Pageant in a Chicago-area performing arts center and three weeks before Galaxy is scheduled to run another pageant at the same convention center

International Pageants, headquartered in Roanoke, Va., claims that Galaxy's unauthorized use of its trademarked...
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