Mott's In TM Suit: I Say Clamato, You Can't Say Almato

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 9:47 PM EST) -- Mott's LLP is accusing a Mexican food company and a U.S. distributor of infringing its trademark for its seafood-flavored Clamato tomato juice with a competing similar product called Almato, according to a complaint filed in Texas federal court Wednesday.

Mott's filed a 12-page complaint claiming Valle Redondo SA DE CV and U.S. distributor Interbrands Group LLC are confusing customers with the similarly named clam-and-tomato-flavored beverage.

"Defendants profit from using a name that is confusingly similar to Clamato in sight, sound and connotation," the complaint said. "In fact, the two names sound confusingly similar when read aloud in radio advertisements."

The complaint...

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