N.D. Ga.

Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Maker Volleys Trademark Accusations at Competitor

Unique Sports Products, Inc. v. Yonex Corporation, Civil Action No. 1:23-cv-00590-MHC (N.D. Ga., Feb. 8, 2023)

A Georgia-based sports products and accessories company has brought suit in the Northern District for trademark infringement.

According to the Complaint, Plaintiff Unique Sports Products, Inc., has been selling tennis products since the 1970s. In fact, Plaintiff began using the marks TOURNA GRIP in 1978 and PRO TOUR GRIP in 1998 for use with grip tape, and each were subsequently registered.

Plaintiff accuses Defendant Yonex Corporation of misappropriating Unique’s marks by selling or offering for sale the “confusingly similar” product “Tour Grip” for grip tape. The Complaint also alleges Yonex is “uniquely” aware of Unique’s marks, having been sued in 1998 over the confusingly similar use of the mark “Tour Grap.” Plaintiff raises both federal and common law claims for trademark infringement.

The case has been assigned to Judge Mark Howard Cohen.

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