Shirt Co. Sacked For Infringing Steelers 'Terrible' Mark

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 6:20 PM EST) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and a Pennsylvania nonprofit scored a win Tuesday in a trademark suit against a T-shirt maker that a judge ruled breached the Lanham Act by selling knock-off shirts that infringe the team's famous Terrible Towel merchandise.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab found that Eugene Berry and his company Eugene Berry Enterprise LLC violated valid trademarks and improperly diverted funds from the Allegheny Valley School Foundation's charitable causes by producing shirts with the words "The Terrible T-shirt, A Pittsburgh Original.”

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