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Breaking Bad TV Series Opposes “Baking Bad”

by | Apr 5, 2022 | Blog, Trademark | 0 comments

Asserting claims for dilution and a likelihood of confusion, Sony Pictures Television recently filed a trademark opposition proceeding, seeking to protect the BREAKING BAD television series featuring chemist-teacher-turned-druglord Walter White.  The applicant, Thomas Mihill, filed an intent-to-use application in connection with his BAKING BAD brand for use in a cooking show.  While the parties share similarity in terms of televisions shows, a question remains as to whether consumers are likely to confuse a cooking show with one of the most popular Netflix series of all time.