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Bundle Up – Litigation Can Be Chilly
Posted on 13 Nov 2013 by Ashlee Froese

A potentially big Canadian fashion law dispute caught our attention last week and we couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Canada Goose is taking on Sears Canada over Sears’ sale of allegedly infringing jackets. Below is a summary of Canada... Read More

Confusion in the Sixth Circuit over the TrafFix Functionality Standard and the Value of Copying
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

Excerpt: The extension of trademark law protection to product configurations has led to complications and confusion. The Supreme Court's attempts to clarify the law of trade dress protection have been insufficient, as we see in this Sixth Circuit... Read More

Tacori Sues Hearts on Fire – FREE DOWNLOADS/Complaints, Tacori v. Hearts on Fire (C.D. Cal) and Van Cleef & Arpels v. Heidi Klum et al. (S.D.N.Y.)
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by Martha Nimmer

In a 215-page complaint filed in the Central District of California, jewelry designer Tacori Enterprises alleges that Hearts on Fire Company, LLC, a Boston-based jewelry wholesaler and manufacturer, engaged in copyright and trade dress infringement... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Complaint - Coach, INC., et al. v. The Buyer's Market, Inc., an Illinois Corporation, d/b/a Buyer's Flea Market, et al., Case 1:10-cv-03781 (N.D. Ill.)
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION COACH, INC. and COACH SERVICES, INC., Plaintiffs, Case No. v. THE BUYER'S MARKET, INC., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, d/b/a BUYER'S FLEA... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Complaint - Coach, INC., et al. v. Montana Charlie's of Illinois, INC. d/b/a Montana Charlie's Flea Market, et al., Case 1:10-cv-03751, (N.D. Ill.)
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION COACH, INC. and COACH SERVICES, INC., Plaintiffs, Case No. v. MONTANA CHARLIE'S OF ILLINOIS, INC. d/b/a MONTANA CHARLIE'S... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Trade Dress Complaint, Miss Matched vs. The Dress Barn, 10 cv 7124 (SDNY)
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

This complaint is a reminder that with all of the discussion of new theories of design protection, there is still room for a classic trade dress suit. Please click on the link at the top of the post to view or download the entire complaint... Read More

EDVA Rejects Argument That a Common Law Trade Dress Infringement Claim Is Subsumed by a Trademark Infringement Claim
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Troutman Sanders

by Julia Bishop Judge Liam O’Grady upheld a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia. The jury found that Handi-Foil Corporation willfully infringed on Reynolds’... Read More