7th Circuit Reverses, Remands Dismissal Of Trademark Case

(May 18, 2016, 9:00 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge “jumped the gun” in dismissing a trademark infringement dispute between two food distribution companies at the pleading stage, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 16 (Hyson USA Inc. v. Hyson 2U Ltd., No. 14-3261, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 8898).

(Decision available. Document #16-160606-005Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Joel Flaum, Ken Ripple and Diane Sykes, the affirmative defense of acquiescence — as put forth by Hyson 2U Ltd. — “is a fact-intensive...
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