8th Circ. Overturns Rulings On Hostess License Transfers

Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday found that, because a trademark licensing deal struck by the bankrupt Interstate Brands Corp., part of which later became Hostess Brands LLC, was mostly completed by the company, it was not able to be rejected in bankruptcy courts.

The full court reversed an earlier finding that the company’s deal with Lewis Brothers Bakeries Corp., which gave it two bread brands and the licensing rights to 13 trademarks, including Sun Maid Raisin and Country Wheat bread, was executory, or incomplete enough for...
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