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California Federal Magistrate Judge Dismisses Dispute Over Slogan

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:24 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Allegations that the American Petroleum Institute (API) violated the Lanham Act when adopting “choose energy” as its slogan leading up to the November 2014 general election were rejected April 8 by a California federal magistrate judge (Choose Energy Inc. v. American Petroleum Institute, No. 14-4557, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46714).

(Decision available. Document #16-150420-009Z.)

According to U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the Northern District of California, plaintiff Choose Energy Inc. — owner of the “Choose Energy” trademark — failed...
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