Tax Prep Giant Attacks Rival Over TurboTax

Law360, New York (January 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- With tax season fast approaching, H&R Block Inc., the world’s largest tax services company, has filed suit against its competitor Intuit Inc., alleging false and misleading advertising, unfair competition and trademark infringement. The charges center on Intuit’s $25 million national advertising campaign for its TurboTax tax preparation software.

In a trademark infringement action filed last week in a Kansas City federal court, H&R Block alleged that Intuit’s television and radio ads promoting TurboTax contain statements that "are literally false, deceptive and misleading" and damaging to the...
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