The US District Court of Western Texas dismisses antitrust claims predicated upon alleged trademark misuse in relation to flow conditioners in oil pipelines (RJ Machine / Canada Pipeline Accessories)

Trademark Misuse Is ^Almost^ Never an Antitrust Injury* Trademarks are commonly thought to convey no market power. In RJ Machine Co. v. Canada Pipeline Accessories Co., Case No. 1:13-cv-00579-SS (W.D. Tex. Nov. 22, 2013) (Sparks, J.), the court dismissed antitrust claims predicated upon alleged trademark misuse – but interestingly left the door (slightly) open to future claims based on similar conduct. The case involves flow conditioners

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Howard M. Ullman, The US District Court of Western Texas dismisses antitrust claims predicated upon alleged trademark misuse in relation to flow conditioners in oil pipelines (RJ Machine / Canada Pipeline Accessories), 22 November 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2013, Art. N° 60723

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