Summary Judgment Denied In Bauhaus Furniture Spat

Law360, New York (June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to grant summary judgment in a trademark dispute between two companies that make furniture from the Barcelona collection patented by Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, ruling that there is not enough evidence to decide the issues before trial.

On Friday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied motions for summary judgment by both Knoll Inc., which holds trademarks on the Bauhaus designs, and Alphaville Design Inc., which makes lower-cost furniture...
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