Brand Battles: Anheuser-Busch, 7-Eleven, Instagram

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 6:45 PM EST) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Anheuser-Busch says a cider trademark isn't "gold," 7-Eleven aims to shut down a rival "Big Gulp" mark and Instagram goes after two more "insta-" applications.

Cider Fighter

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the biggest alcoholic beverage producer in America, and hard apple cider is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the booze business. This week, the giant brewer didn't take kindly to a mark it said was trying to monopolize a simple descriptor for the...
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