Calif. Judge Leans In Hartford's Favor In IP Coverage Row

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 8:18 PM EST) -- A California federal judge said Monday she plans to hold that Hartford Fire Insurance Co. does not have to defend or indemnify North Coast Medical Inc. against trademark infringement claims brought in a federal court in New York.

In the underlying lawsuit, Fabrication Enterprise Inc. demanded that North Coast stop using “THERA-PUTTY” for its therapeutic exercise putty because Fabrication sold a resistive exercise putty with the same name. Fabrication said its predecessor had used “THERA-PUTTY” since 1962 and the mark was federally registered in 1990....
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