Wrigley's Alleged Trademark Copying Draws No Injunction

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge said Friday that though Swerve IP LLC demonstrated a fair probability William Wrigley Jr. Co. abused the sweetener maker's trademark for its similarly named chewing gum, a hearing is needed to determine damages the gum maker would suffer from a sales injunction.

U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber delayed Swerve IP's motion for a preliminary injunction preventing Wrigley from continuing to sell its Swerve flavor of chewing gum, saying it was necessary to conduct a hearing assessing the "irreparable harm" effects such...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wm Wrigley Jr Company v. Swerve IP LLP

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber

Date Filed

December 28, 2011

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