Monday, June 15, 2009

Toy Maker Seeks Declaratory Judgment That “Boogie Board” is Generic for … Guess What?

Wham-O's BOOGIE® body board

Hong Kong based toy company Manley Toys, Ltd., the maker of the BANZAI line of water toys including a water slide with a Banzai “boogie board” (pictured below), filed a declaratory judgment action against Wham-O, Inc., the owner of the registered trademark BOOGIE (for body boards), after receiving a cease and desist from Wham-O over the use of the term “boogie board”. See Manley Toys, Ltd. v. Wham-O, Inc., Case No. 09-cv-04198 (C.D. Cal. June 12, 2009). A copy of the complaint is available here.

Banzai's Water Slide with "Boogie Board"

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