Detroit Tigers Target Clothing Co.'s 'Tokyo Tigers' Mark

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The Detroit Tigers last week targeted a British clothing company seeking to register a trademark for its “Tokyo Tigers” apparel line, with the Major League Baseball team saying that allowing such a mark would generate confusion among the public.

Detroit Tigers Inc. said in a notice of opposition filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Oct. 22 that Boi Trading Co. Ltd. should not be allowed to register the Tokyo Tigers mark for use on T-shirts, jeans and other...
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