Many courts have applied, we believe correctly, an expansive interpretation of likelihood of confusion, extending "protection against use of [plaintiff's] mark on any product or service which would reasonably be thought by the buying public to come from the same source, or thought to be affiliated with, connected with, or sponsored by, the trademark owner.
The only case we discovered which supports such a sweeping statement is L. The idea was to go in the direction of the online entertainment network Bud. The court found this persuasive despite the existence of "some ambiguity" in the survey question.
It is a living dream, embraced and shared by everyone, it is not a mantra, it is a way of life. Duron Paint Mfg Co. First, the T-shirt design makes no reference of any sort to Anheuser-Busch or Budweiser. It was a busy summer! This survey, conducted in St. Anheuser-Busch in fact has used its label frequently to endorse non-beer items.
In short, I would not jettison this presumption in the parody context, and would find that this consideration favors Anheuser-Busch.
A parody creating a likelihood of confusion may be subject to a trademark infringement action. Milky Way Productions, Inc. Balducci contends the court correctly found no likelihood of confusion and, furthermore, argues the ad parody is absolutely protected by the First Amendment.
Coached and mentored wholesaler sales teams through market visits, sales meetings, and retail calls with wholesaler personnel. This consideration thus also helps Anheuser-Busch.
Thank goodness someone still cares about quality of life. The evident thrust of both parties' arguments is that either judgment is warranted for Anheuser-Busch as a matter of law, or that the jury verdict should be upheld.
Ordinarily, an intent to profit from the original is the same thing as an intent to confuse — the infringer benefits only if consumers confuse his trademark with the original. The balance established by the Lanham Act risks serious disturbance when courts too readily assume the roles of ordinary consumers and interpose sweeping pronouncements of law.
As the Second Circuit observed: We believe the better course would have been to analyze the likelihood of confusion first and then proceed to an analysis of the First Amendment issues. Accordingly they claim Anheuser-Busch should have anticipated statutory changes regulating termination and transfer of wholesale franchises.
The survey evidence, whether considered as direct or indirect evidence of actual confusion, tilts the analysis in favor of Anheuser-Busch.
For example, in Midcal, the Supreme Court of the United States in striking down California's wine pricing system as violating the Sherman Act commented: In both Adams and the instant action, workers claimed that language in their pension plan said they would be entitled to enhanced benefits if their employment with Anheuser-Busch was involuntarily terminated within three years of a change in control.
We have significant doubt as to whether many consumers would develop this understanding of Balducci's true purpose. The "factors" announced in Pizzeria Uno are not meant to be a "rigid formula" for infringement.
In this case, we think the jury was entitled to give decisive weight to the predominant differences between the T-shirt design and the Budweiser label.
See Christensen N. Section 32 1 of the Lanham Act protects owners of registered trademarks from uses "likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.Coverage of Francine Katz's lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch alleging gender discrimination, including analysis and reporting from the trial.
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