Fracking Tech Co.'s 'Reactive' TM Is Generic, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (April 27, 2017, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A fracking technology company may not use the word "reactive" as a trademark in its product marketing, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas ordered Thursday, saying the word is generic.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne issued a judgment ordering that GeoDynamics Inc.'s trademark be canceled, handing defendant DynaEnergetics US Inc. its second win in the case after a jury stripped a related patent asserted against it.

GeoDynamics originally launched the suit in 2015, accusing DynaEnergetics of infringing a patent covering technology for oil and gas fracking and a trademark for the word "reactive."

According to the complaint,...

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