'Rohan' Duck Not Afoul Of 'Lord Of The Rings' IP: Food Co.

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A luxury foods company on Thursday asked a New Jersey federal court to absolve it of trademark abuse allegations leveled by the owner of a series of marks related to the “Lord Of The Rings” books, saying its line of prepared duck products is not being confused with a mark associated with the fantasy novels.

D’Artagnan Trademarks LLC, the trademark-owning affiliate for foods purveyor D’Artagnan, said in a declaratory judgment suit that The Saul Zaentz Co. is making noise over D’Artagnan’s line of “Rohan” duck products,...
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