Brand Battles: Raytheon, Zynga, Nestle

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Army moves to shoot down Raytheon's bid to register the Patriot missile, Zynga fights to protect the name of its wildly successful "Ville" games, and Monster Energy unleashes an opposition on Nestle's bottled water unit.

"Patriot" Games

The U.S. Army asked the board to block defense contracting giant Raytheon Co. from registering “Patriot” — the name of a type of surface-to-air missile that the military heavily publicized as a major success...
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