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‘Impossible’ Foods Mark Dispute Tossed On Jurisdictional Grounds

Nov. 17, 2021, 9:03 PM

A trademark lawsuit brought by Impossible Foods Inc., which makes plant-based substitutes for consumer meat products, was tossed by a federal judge in California, who ruled that the court lacked jurisdiction over the defendant.

Impossible Foods sued Impossible X LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in April, seeking a court declaration that use of the name in connection with recipes, food ingredients, and cooking information didn’t infringe upon the marketing consulting company’s trademark rights. The Texas-based defendant moved to dismiss, arguing that the court lacks personal jurisdiction over it.

Judge Beth Labson Freeman partially ...