Buffett's Berkshire Trademark Challenged By NJ Realty Firm

Law360, New York (January 15, 2016, 6:00 PM EST) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway companies were slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday by a southern New Jersey real estate enterprise alleging Buffett’s firms usurped the name that helped build the family-owned company’s brand recognition.

In a complaint filed in federal court in New Jersey, Berkshire Properties Inc. and parent company Berkshire Holdings LLC accuse Buffett’s Philadelphia-area Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach of using the Berkshire name without authorization since 2013.

That unauthorized use has caused confusion in the media and among the plaintiff’s...
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