Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sixth Circuit vacates order in Ford Motor Company v. Mustangs Unlimited

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the district court's order setting aside the parties consent judgment. (Ford Motor Company v. Mustangs Unlimited, Inc.)

Ford claimed that Mustangs breached the terms of its consent judgment by continuing to sell automobile accessories and other merchandise bearing the Ford trademarks. The district court agreed and set aside the consent judgment.

The Sixth Circuit vacated the order because the record showed no basis upon which the Sixth Circuit could hold that the district court acted within its discretion in granting relief from judgment in the case.