Nordstrom Says Online Retailer Abuses 'Rack' Marks

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Nordstrom Inc. went after an online retailer Friday in Washington state, alleging that NoMoreRack Retail Group Inc. is co-opting trademarks connected with the brick-and-mortar department store chain's “Rack” shop locations.

Nordstrom claims NoMoreRack is infringing several of the larger company's well-known trademarks in order to boost its own brand while leeching off the success of Nordstrom Rack discount clothing stores.

“NoMoreRack seeks simultaneously to trade off of the goodwill the Rack marks have come to enjoy among customers, and to reduce the value of that goodwill...
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