No. 87-5051.

877 F.2d 101 (1989)

LEVER BROTHERS CO., Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, et al.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 9, 1989.

As Amended June 9, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lynne Darcy, New York City, with whom David M. Malone, Washington, D.C., was on the brief, for appellant.

Linda Halpern, Asst. U.S. Atty., with whom Jay B. Stephens, U.S. Atty., John D. Bates and R. Craig Lawrence, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee.

Joseph E. diGenova, U.S. Atty.,* and Royce C. Lamberth, Asst. U.S. Atty.,* Washington, D.C., also entered appearances for appellee.

Before WALD, Chief Judge, and WILLIAMS and D.H. GINSBURG, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge WILLIAMS.


Two affiliated corporations, one operating in the United States and one in the United Kingdom, use the same words, Shield and Sunlight, as trademarks for products that differ materially in the two countries. The products differ because the manufacturers have adjusted them to the countries' differing tastes and conditions. Third parties have directly or indirectly acquired...

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