Getty Loses Round in Trademark Infringement Case

October 18, 2011

By David Walker

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The maker of the pine-tree shaped air freshener has sued Getty Images for unauthorized use of its trademark.

Getty Images has lost a round in court against Car-Freshner Corporation, the marketer of the pine-tree shaped air fresheners that hang from the rear view mirrors of taxi cabs and many a private vehicle. Car-Freshner sued Getty in 2009 for unauthorized use of trademark, because Getty used its so-called Tree Mark fresheners in a series of stock photographs. Several weeks...

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