NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned trademark attorney Ronald Coleman has joined forces with Belmora LLC to litigate against the Bayer Corporation, from creating an unusual extension of U.S. intellectual property law that would give large foreign corporations global trademarks and trademark rights in the United States without any registration or use in the U.S.
Belmora's legal dispute with Bayer originated from a U.S. Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board which was moved to U.S. District Court, and most recently was before the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court. Belmora has fought Bayer's unusual extension of U.S. trademark privileges to foreign brands that many believe to be unconstitutional – an extension for which Bayer is arguing. Key observers worry that if U.S. courts side with Bayer in the matter, many American businesses will be adversely affected, by facing an onslaught of lawsuits against their American trademarks from foreign competitors with similar foreign marks. The Belmora vs. Bayer case may ultimately warrant an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The notion of a large foreign corporation being allowed to invoke global trademark rights against a small American business is troubling," states Ronald Coleman, Partner with Archer & Greiner, PC. He continues, "The trademark laws were drafted by the U.S. Congress to protect trademarks that are used in U.S. commerce, not as a proxy for other brands based on foreign only use. Anyone interested in protecting the statutory and constitutional basis of our trademark and unfair competition laws should support Belmora's cause."
About Belmora LLC:
Belmora has developed a line of nonprescription medicine that is bilingually labeled in English and Spanish to address the needs of the U.S. Hispanic community. Belmora products are marketed under the Flanax brand, never before used in the USA, to treat various pain conditions. When measured against other analgesics, Flanax products recorded a measurably longer duration of action, helping to keep consumers pain-free longer. Flanax analgesics are available to the general public throughout the country from retailers including Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and Wal-Mart and online through Amazon.
About Ronald Coleman:
A partner in the 175-lawyer firm of Archer & Greiner, PC, Mr. Coleman has been recognized as one of the leading trademark litigators in the U.S. by the World Trademark Review and Super Lawyers. Counsel for Simon Tam in the historic recent ruling in In re Tam, he has represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, bench and jury trials, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in arbitrations and mediations throughout the country. He has also been retained as an expert on trademark law and practice in professional liability litigation.
Legal Docket Case #'s: 15-1335; 1:14-CV-00847-GBL-JFA
Contact for Ronald Coleman: Archer & Greiner PC at 201 498 8544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for Belmora LLC: Jamie Belcastro, President at 888-470-1526
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SOURCE Belmora LLC