Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Firestone Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit to stop Fire Stone Home Products

According to the Nashville Post (link here), BFS Brands, LLC ("BFS") – the holder of the portfolio of FIRESTONE trademarks – filed a trademark infringement lawsuit yesterday against Fire Stone Home Products (“FSHP”), a Bloomington, Minnesota based company that sells outdoor grills and fireplaces under the name Fire Stone.

BFS is seeking injunctive relief to stop FSHP from using the "Fire Stone" name, an order shutting down and transferring over FSHP's website, corrective advertising, FSHP's profits, and economic damages.

In addition to the lawsuit, the article states that BFS filed an objection to FSHP’s pending application filed February 19, 2007, for the mark FIRE STONE (for electric and gas grills, outdoor fireplaces, artificial gas logs, gas lights, and campfires). According to the USPTO’s August 22, 2007 office action, the application also still faces two Section 2(d) rejections– one for STONEFIRE for “surrounds and mantels for gas and electric fireplaces” and the other for FIRE ROCK for “fireplaces.”

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