7th Circuit Affirms: Use Of ‘Inhibitor’ On Label Was Fair Use
Mealey's (July 27, 2015, 8:31 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge properly granted WD-40 Co. a summary judgment of trademark noninfringement because use of the word “inhibitor” on the label of its product was fair, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed June 11 (Jeffrey Sorensen v. WD-40 Company, No, 14-3067, 7th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 9818).
(Decision available. Document #16-150706-001Z.)
Furthermore, according to the panel of Circuit Judges William Joseph Bauer, Joel M. Flaum and Daniel Anthony Manion, plaintiff Jeffrey Sorensen failed to demonstrate a genuine issue of...