3rd Circ. OKs Atty Fees For Urban Outfitters In IP Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (June 2, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s award of $1.34 million in attorneys’ fees and sanctions to Urban Outfitters Inc. in a suit alleging BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. infringed its “Free People” mark — then tacked on additional attorneys’ fees for earlier appellate litigation.

“The record of BCBG’s ‘chicanery’ is well-established,” Judge Jane Roth wrote in the unanimous decision of a three-judge panel. “The district court was well within its discretion in requiring BCBG to pay 50% of Urban Outfitters' attorneys' fees under...
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