Steelers Sue Vendor Over 'Terrible Towel' Trademark

Law360, Philadelphia (August 16, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and a nonprofit foundation that holds the trademark rights to the "Terrible Towels" waved by the NFL team's fans sued a western Pennsylvania man on Tuesday for allegedly selling Italian-language knockoffs of the towels.

The team and the AVS Foundation, which supports a Pittsburgh-area school for the disabled, contend in an infringement suit filed in federal court that vendor Nick Rossi was producing and marketing a version of the towel that replicated the font and format of the original, with text in Italian...
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