Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Remington Trademark Lawsuit

Forbes reports on a trademark dispute involving the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Apparently an entity called the Frederic Remington Trust 1861 LCC "acquired a federal trademark in 1995 for the use of the name Frederic Remington on a variety of products, including eyeglasses, carbonated apple cider, umbrellas, cologne, clothing and cigarette cases." And in 2006 the company obtained a trademark for the Remington name for bronze sculptures. The museum says the company then "threatened legal action against the museum in an attempt to get it to stop offering what [it] claimed were unauthorized reproductions of Remington's work. Instead, the museum initiated legal action."