AIG Sued for TM Infringement, Asked to Change Name

AIG Sued for TM Infringement, Asked to Change Name


Insurance corporation American International Group (AIG) has been sued for trademark infringement by an insurance agency which has demanded that AIG change its name. A.I.G Agency, based in St Louis, Missouri, filed the claim on May 12 at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division. The suit alleged that AIG’s website states that a company-wide contest to design the first logo for AIG was held in 1973.
A.I.G Agency went on to list eight examples of“actual confusion” between A.I.G Agency and AIG, including phone calls and emails that had been sent to the wrong address. Details of correspondence between the two were also disclosed, in which it was claimed that in 1995 AIG’s counsel contacted A.I.G and informed it that the insurer “objected to A.I.G.’s use of the AIG mark and stated that use of the AIG mark creates a serious likelihood of confusion.

Source: WIPR

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.