3M, Notepaper Rival Reach Deal In Post-It IP Suit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 12:19 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Thursday signed off on a deal that ends 3M Co.'s trademark and unfair competition suit against Unemployed Philosophers Inc. over 3M’s famous Post-It notes, which states that the novelty company's line of sticky notepaper is too similar to 3M's mark.

At issue are Unemployed Philosophers’ Jeez-Its, Buddh-Its, Femin-Its and other products, which 3M claims infringe its "Post-It" trademark by using the "-Its" suffix on a confusingly similar item. Two others — Post Structural-Its and Vincent Van Gogh Post Impressions — also...
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