Cincinnati Insurance Co. Beats Appeal Over Missouri IP Liability

Cincinnati Insurance Co. has convinced the Eighth Circuit that it has no liability in a Missouri trademark case in which the business suing it for coverage wasn’t one of its insureds.

  • Rieger & Co. LLC notified Cincinnati five months after being sued in Oregon, but the claim was denied for untimeliness. The case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
  • Rieger’s parent company, GSP Licensing LLC, then filed suit against the insurance company in Missouri.
  • The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that the lower court was right to grant Cincinnati’s motion for summary judgment in Missouri, because …

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