No 'Sham' In Canada Pipeline's Trademarks And Market Power

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 12:48 AM EST) -- In a case that serves as a reminder of the general principle that trademark enforcement rarely raises antitrust issues, a federal district court in Texas recently dismissed the antitrust claims asserted by a potential entrant in the market for machine parts used in the oil industry.[1]

In its complaint, RJ Machine Co. Inc. asserted that the dominant incumbent, Canada Pipeline Accessories Co. Ltd., threatened enforcement of allegedly invalid trademarks and trade dress, effectively barring RJ Machine from entering the market. These threats of legal action, RJ...
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