Company Files Trademark Lawsuit to Silence Critic

CBS News reports on the efforts of a trademark owner, First Premier Bank, to use a trademark infringement lawsuit to prevent CardHub, a credit card comparison website, from negatively reviewing its credit card offerings.  Numerous publications and websites have criticized First Premier Bank for its allegedly usurious rates and unfriendly terms, and such reviews have traditionally been considered to be a non-infringing use of a trademark.  First Premier’s lawsuit thus appears unlikely to succeed, and even less likely to improve the company’s image among its detractors.  Read the full article here.

Reposted from CBS News.