Caterpillar Sues Disney Over Trademark Infringement

Law360, New York (October 15, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Peoria against the Walt Disney Co. and Buena Vista Entertainment, claiming that the soon-to-be-released film "George of the Jungle 2" infringes on its trademark and threatens to damage its business.

Caterpillar contends its name and its corporate logo are featured prominently in a final battle that pits George and his allies against an army of Caterpillar Wheel Loaders a narrator calls "bulldozing bullies," according to an Associated Press report.

In its lawsuit,...
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