Ashley Furniture Can't Shake Trademark Suit Over Bogart Line

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a trademark infringement suit brought by Humphrey Bogart's estate against Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., saying there was evidence that consumers could confuse the company's Bogart sofa collection with the "Casablanca" star's name.

U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land denied Ashley Furniture’s motion for summary judgment in the suit brought by Bogart LLC, saying genuine disputes existed as to the material facts in the case, including over the origin of the name for Ashley Furniture’s “Bogart Ocean” line...
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