Glove Maker Accuses Reebok Of Infringing 'Fuel' Mark

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Sports apparel maker Fuel Clothing Co. sued Reebok International Ltd. on Thursday in South Carolina, accusing the company of infringing the “Fuel” trademark by using it on Reebok's football gloves.

The complaint alleges that Reebok and glove manufacturer Fa-Fabry Industries Inc. knowingly used the “Fuel” trademark on their gloves. Fuel contends the use of the mark misleads consumers in its target demographic.

“This is really egregious because we sell gloves,” Fuel attorney John E. Schmidt III of Schmidt and Copeland said. “This is probably the most...
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