Question: Is there legal precedent regarding Trademark names that are adjectives concerning a common name in a brand? For Instance, if my company is called Green Cars and I file a trademark under cars only. Can Green Cars tell Green Steering Wheel Company to cease and desist if the Green Steering Wheel Company has filed their trademark under a different classification of goods?
And would "Green Cars" have a case if their name was already in use by another company who called there name "Tom's Green Cars" before "Green Cars" was in use?
And would "Green Cars" case against "Green Steering Wheel Company" be weakened if they too had been told to cease and desist for Trademark infringement concerning model names? "Green Cars Heritage Model" would be a trademark infringement of "Heritage Cars" the name of another company.
Hope these questions and situation makes sense.