Cookware Giant Meyer Says Green Pans Can't Be Trademarked

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 4:41 PM EST) -- Cookware giant Meyer Manufacturing Co. Ltd. urged a California judge Monday to rule that Telebrands Corp. — the company behind “As Seen On TV” — can't trademark pots and pans with green interiors.

Telebrands sells a green-painted line of pans called Orgreenic, and has accused Meyer's EarthPan line — which also comes in green — of infringing its registered trademark for “the color green on the inside surface of a cooking pot or pan.”

But Hong Kong-based Meyer, which operates the largest cookware distributor in the...
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