Clothes Designers Say To Supreme Court Trademark Ruling Ignores Lanham Act

(September 17, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A finding of false sponsorship liability where there is no evidence that consumers care who sponsored the product ignores Lanham Act Section 43(a), clothes manufacturers accused of violating federal trademark laws by selling shirts featuring an image of musician Bob Marley argue in June 29 petition to the U.S. Supreme Court (A.V.E.L.A. Inc., et al. v. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd. and Zion Rootswear LLC, No. 15-264, U.S. Sup.).

(Petition for a writ of certiorari available. Document #78-150921-006B.)

A divided panel of the...
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