6th Circ. Solidifies Product Configuration Trade Dress Law

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 12:32 PM EST) -- In its Sept. 12, 2013, decision in Groeneveld Transport Efficiency Inc. v. Lubecore International Inc. (Case Nos. 12-3545/3576), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Groeneveld on its Lanham Act trade dress claim and ordered instead that judgment as a matter of law be entered in favor of defendant Lubecore.

In doing so, the court did more than simply write an opinion about the case before it. Instead, it took the opportunity to reset and...
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