Black & Decker sues to protect colors of DeWalt tools

By Greg Lamm (June 15, 2022, 7:02 p.m. EDT) — Stanley Black & Decker Inc. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Illinois to stop a rival British company from manufacturing and selling power tools with Stanley DeWalt’s distinctive yellow and black color combination.

The complaint accuses Yellow & Black Tools Ltd. to manufacture and sell power tools and accessories under the JCB brand with the nearly identical appearance of DeWalt’s color scheme which confuses and misleads consumers into believing that JCB products are affiliated with DeWalt.

Stanley is also suing Maryland-based JCB Inc., JCB Manufacturing Inc. and Oregon-based Virtual Supply Inc., accusing the companies of manufacturing,…

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