General Motors Corp. v. Keystone Auto. Indus., Inc., 05-1712
Summary judgment for defendants on the issue of "likelihood of confusion" in a suit for trademark infringement and unfair competition is reversed where, although defendants' use of plaintiff-GM's Chevrolet "bow tie" and "GMC" trademarks did not pose a likelihood of point-of-sale confusion, there were genuine disputes of material fact as to the visibility of allegedly infringing portion of the grilles for purposes of the likelihood of "downstream" consumer confusion.
- Decided 06/30/2006
- Published 06/30/2006
Before: KEITH, MERRITT, and DAUGHTREY, Circuit Judges.
United States Sixth Circuit
ARGUED: Ernie L. Brooks, Brooks Kushman, P.C., Southfield, Michigan, for Appellant. Thomas N. Young, Young & Basile, P.C., Troy, Michigan, Robert M. Kalec, Dean & Fulkerson, P.C., Troy, Michigan, for Appellees. ON BRIEF: Ernie L. Brooks, Robert C.J. Tuttle, Frank A. Angileri, Marc Lorelli, Brooks Kushman, P.C., Southfield, Michigan, for Appellant. Thomas N. Young, Thomas E. Bejin, Young & Basile, P.C., Troy, Michigan, Robert M. Kalec, Dean & Fulkerson, P.C., Troy, Michigan, for Appellees.