7th Circuit Vacates Injunction In Dispute Over ‘Bug Off’ Trademark

(August 26, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A Wisconsin federal judge abused his discretion and clearly erred when he “entertained” and accepted post-trial arguments by a plaintiff that a defendant failed to prove continuous use of the “Bug Off” trademark after 2012 when the parties’ dispute was clearly centered on pre-2012 use, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 25 (S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. v. Nutraceutical Corporation, No. 15-3337, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15709).

(Decision available. Document #16-160906-023Z.)

Moreover, the panel ruled, because U.S. Judge Rudolph...
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