Amica Ducks Antitrust Claims Over Trademark Fight

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Thursday dismissed an insurer's antitrust suit accusing Amica Mutual Insurance Co. of monopolizing Internet keyword advertising and infringing free trade, ruling Amica's effort to protect its trademark is shielded from antitrust liability.

After Amica sued smaller insurer Darba Enterprises Inc. in February 2011 for trademark infringement, Darba countersued in Nevada federal court in January, alleging Amica had sued it only to secure a monopoly and encumber free trade, commerce and fair use. Darba claimed Amica was trying to bully it and...
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