Stealth Trademarks Shot Down

October 10, 2006 in IP Issues by snark

On the Wordlab blog we discussed “trademark bullies” last year, when Leo Stoller sued over the use of the word Stealth as the title of a movie.

At the TTABlog, John Welch continues extensive coverage of the trials and tribulations of Leo Stoller, informing us that a court has recently ordered the cancellation of all the “stealth” trademarks held by companies associated with this infamous trademark licensing entrepreneur. Deeming the case to be “exceptional” the judge awarded costs against the complainants, declared them to be “vexatious litigants” and barred them from instituting “any lawsuit or trademark opposition” without prior leave of the court.

Subject to the inevitable appeal by Leo Stoller’s trademark companies, or their trustee in bankruptcy as the case may be, that probably shoots down his case against Sony Pictures, too.