Peloton Cold Brew, LLC (“PCB”) recently filed a lawsuit against Peloton, Interactive, Inc. (“PII”) – the indoor exercise bike manufacturer – seeking a declaratory judgment that PCB is entitled to use the PELOTON name. PCB alleges that it filed a trademark application in 2017 for “PELOTON” in conjunction with “beverages made of coffee,” that PCB obtained a trademark registration, and that at no point in time did PII object to or seek denial of PCB’s registration. PCB further alleges that while PII’s bike-related trademarks are used in conjunction with “computers and downloadable software," PCB’s trademark is only being used for coffee-related goods and services (products with PII has not developed or offered).
PELOTON BIKE SUED BY PELOTON COLD BREW COMPANYWritten by Jonathan Woodard
Mr. Woodard represents clients in Intellectual Property Litigation. He also has International Law experience, having clerked for the General Counsel of the International Fund in Rome, Italy. Mr. Woodard obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Florida A&M College of Law, where he served as an editor on the law review. He earned his bachelor’s degree from King College as a recipient of a full academic/athletic scholarship as member of the varsity basketball team.
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