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Jul/11

Ollie on Trademarks: BRAVO KENNEL v Munstro's Owner


I’m Ollie, half border collie, half golden retriever, living proof that you don’t need to be a pure-breed. I’m senior dog correspondent. Plaintiff alleges that it breeds the highest quality show dogs. Please.  In any event, it owns a registration in BRAVO for dog breeding services.  One day ” . . . during the course of Bravo’s business, a dog was born to Bravo Kennel.” I view that wording as unfortunate.  In any event, the poor dog, named Munstro, had a deformity (and thus was unsuitable for show breeding). Bravo gave the dog to a fellow breeder, as a gift, on the condition that he not breed it, nor represent it as originating with Bravo.  Defendant allegedly did both. Bravo sues on trademark infringement and breach of contract (a sentence such as ‘Munstro was obtained from Bravo’ would be true, and a fair use of the BRAVO trademark. Defendant allegedly gave up his fair use rights under contract).

 Complaint Bravo Kennel

One Response to “Ollie on Trademarks: BRAVO KENNEL v Munstro's Owner”

  1. Melindamassoff says:

    Ollie, If you’re so smart, how come you don’t come when I call you.