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Posts Tagged: "paint"

Annie Sloan Wins Preliminary Injunction on Reverse Passing Off Claims Against Distributor

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon of the Eastern District of Louisiana entered a preliminary injunction order against Jolie Home, LLC and other defendants accused of trademark infringement by Annie Sloan Interiors, the U.K.-based makers of Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint®. The preliminary injunction orders the defendants to cease their “reverse passing off” of Annie Sloan® products as Jolie Home products and their distribution of advertisements and labels for Jolie Home paints which claim to use the same formula as Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint® and used the trademarked phrase “chalk paint” in a non-fair use manner.

3M files patent and trademark suit against Chinese manufacturer of spray gun paint preparation system

On September 21st, Saint Paul, MN-based technology and materials company 3M (NYSE:MMM) filed a lawsuit alleging patent and trademark infringement committed by Shanghai, China-based Thunder Finish. The lawsuit targets Thunder Finish’s marketing of paint preparation products developed by 3M which are meant to simplify the use and cleanup of liquid paint spray guns. The suit is filed in the Western District of Wisconsin.

Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield offers antibacterial protection against MRSA

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics and causes tens of thousands of invasive infections every year in Americans, often in hospital or nursing home settings. Patients who may be susceptible to any bacterial infections of this type will be able to breathe a great sigh of relief thanks to a new paint formula developed by Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE:SHW) of Cleveland, OH. The buildings material developer, known primarily for its paint products, announced at the end of October a new antimicrobial paint formulation known as Paint Shield which will begin selling in the first quarter of 2016. A Sherwin-Williams press release states that this is the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered paint capable of killing up to 99.99 percent of staph, MRSA, E. coli and other infection-causing bacteria within two hours of the bacteria’s exposure to the paint.