November 28, 2007 / 8:57 AM / 12 years ago

Spam Arrest wins trademark case vs Hormel

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Spam Arrest LLC, a provider of software and services aimed at stopping email spam, on Wednesday said it won a five-year legal battle against Hormel Foods Corp (HRL.N) to keep its trademark.

Spam Arrest said a three-judge panel found that Hormel’s trademark “does not extend to computer software for filtering spam.”

Hormel sells Spam processed meats and sued the software maker, claiming dilution on the trademarked name.

“Consumers are smarter than to confuse us with the source for meat called spam,” Spam Arrest Chief Executive Brian Cartmell said in a statement. (Reporting by Justin Grant; Editing by David Cowell)

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