Brewer Tells 2nd Circ. It Had ‘Rogue’ Marks Before Clothier


John Dabney told the Second Circuit that a lower court wrongly blocked client Oregon Brewing from selling apparel with the “Rogue” trademark claimed by an apparel maker. The district court said although the brewer was prior owner of the “Rogue” mark, the apparel company was first to sell “Rogue” brand clothes in department stores. “Even if that’s true it’s irrelevant, that doesn’t mean [Oregon Brewing’s] trademark is invalid at all,” Mr. Dabney said. Mary Hallerman, Katie Bukrinsky and Monica Asher also represent Oregon Brewing.