Intuit Escapes Trademark Claim In H&R Block False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Intuit Inc. on Wednesday escaped a trademark infringement claim in a false advertising suit over commercials for its TurboTax software when a Missouri federal judge rejected the novel theory that the ads would cause consumer confusion about the quality of H&R Block Inc.'s services.

U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan said there was “no possibility” that consumers could be confused as to whether H&R Block endorsed or sponsored its competitor's products and services and trademark infringement law does not extend to any other form of confusion....
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