Tiffany’s Prevails In New York Trademark Dispute With Costco

(September 9, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — The “Tiffany” trademark is valid and was infringed by Costco Wholesale Corp., a New York federal judge ruled Sept. 8, granting Tiffany and Co. summary judgment (Tiffany and Company v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 13-1041, S.D. N.Y.).

(Decision available. Document #16-150921-014Z.)

In rejecting assertions by Costco that “Tiffany” is a weak mark, U.S. Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York found that Costco “fails to put forth any affirmative evidence that demonstrates that ‘Tiffany,’ when used as a mark,...
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