Federal Judge Says Navajo Trademarks Lack Fame For Dilution Claims
Mealey's (May 16, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The trademarks for Navajo products are not famous enough to be diluted by tarnishment or blurring by the sale of nontribal goods with the same name, a New Mexico federal judge ruled May 13 in granting partial summary judgment to trademark infringement defendant companies (The Navajo Nation, et al. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc., et al., No. 12-195, D. N.M.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63599).
(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #96-160610-005Z.)
In 2012, the Navajo Nation, a sovereign Indian tribe, and...