Best Buy Sues Alleged 'Geek Squad' Infringer

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Best Buy Co. Inc. has gone on the offensive to protect its trademarked “Geek Squad” computer services division, firing off a complaint against a Missouri-based technology repair company doing business as “Geek Patrol” that Best Buy says has deliberately caused confusion among its customers.

The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota by BBY Solutions, an intellectual property-holding subsidiary of Best Buy, claims the defendants, two individuals who own United Technologies and Certified Technologies, have knowingly infringed the “Geek Squad”...
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