PRESTONETTES, INC. V. COTY, 264 U. S. 359 (1924)

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Prestonettes, Inc. v. Coty, 264 U.S. 359 (1924)

Prestonettes, Inc. v. Coty


Argued February 18, 19, 1924

Decided April 7, 1924

264 U.S. 359


1. The ownership of a registered trademark consisting of a name designating the owner's goods does not carry with it the right to prohibit a purchaser, who repacks and sells them with or without added ingredients, from using the name on his own labels to show the true relation of the trademarked product to the article he offers, provided the name be not so printed or otherwise used as to deceive the public. P. 264 U. S. 368.

2. In this regard, no new right under the trademark can be evoked from the fact that the goods are peculiarly liable to be spoilt or adulterated. P. 264 U. S. 369.

85 F.5d 1 reversed.

Certiorari to a decree of the circuit court of appeals reversing a decree of the district court in a suit to enjoin alleged unlawful uses of trademarks.

Page 264 U. S. 366

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