Tiffany Can Call Costco Ring Customers In Trademark Suit

Law360, Washington (October 18, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge Friday denied Costco Wholesale Corp.'s request to prevent Tiffany & Co. from contacting 2,500 of its customers who purchased "Tiffany" engagement rings from its stores, saying Costco hadn't shown how the jeweler's interviews would cause it a significant competitive disadvantage.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain affirmed a magistrate judge's decision in the trademark suit to refuse Costco's request to stop Tiffany from directly contacting the 2,500 Costco members who bought engagement rings that were allegedly described on in-store signs with...
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