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No Time to Relax for Inflatable Lounger Companies

USA - September 19 2016 With their newly issued design patent in hand, Fatboy the Original B.V. and Fatboy USA have quickly acted to defend their place on the sand. (Photo…

Hollander not comfortable with La-Z-Boy over "LIVE LIFE COMFORTABLY" slogan

USA - May 25 2011 On May 23, 2011, Boca Raton-based Hollander Home Fashions, LLC sued La-Z-Boy, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement (Civil Action No. 9:11-cv-80605).

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of copyright claim in use of images of "high-end" furniture

USA - January 21 2013 In a summary order handed down December 23, 2012, the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of…

Federal Circuit clarifies test for obviousness of design patents

USA - October 2 2013 Who gets to decide when a design patent is obvious? There was some confusion on that topic until the Federal Circuit handed down its opinion in High…

So, can you make a Barcelona chair now?

USA - March 6 2013 We had a reader inquire recently about the status of the litigation involving Knoll and its claim to trade dress rights in the iconic Ludwig Mies van…