Costco Wants Tiffany To Foot Bill In Trademark Row

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. may try to force Tiffany & Co. to pay to have the jewelry stalwart's own trademark invalidated, a lawyer for Costco indicated Friday as the two continued a row in New York federal court over whether the word “Tiffany” is a generic descriptor for rings or a protected mark.

The legal battle between the two is an "exceptional" one, Costco lawyer James Dabney of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP said at a conference before U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, invoking...
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