Meenaxi Enterprise, Inc. v. Coca-Cola Company
Docket No. 2021-2209 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-2209.OPINION.6-29-2022_1971328.pdf)
DYK, REYNA (C), STOLL
June 29, 2022
Brief Summary: TTAB cancellation Meenaxi’s soda-related marks reversed.
Summary: Meenaxi appealed TTAB (“Board”) decision in Coca-Cola’s favor regarding Meenaxi’s Thums Up cola and Limca lemon-lime soda that it has sold in the US since 2008 and registered as trademarks in the US in 2012 (cancelled with the Board’s decision). Coca-Cola brought cancellation proceedings against Meenaxi under section 14(3) of the Lanham Act, arguing that “Meenaxi was using the marks to misrepresent the source of its goods.” This opinion explains that
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