Furniture Maker Slaps 'Recidivist Infringer' With IP Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 8:20 PM EST) -- Furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. slapped fellow furniture company Modernica Inc. with a trademark suit in Michigan federal court Wednesday, arguing that Modernica is a “recidivist infringer” whose alleged use of Herman Miller's marks is likely to confuse consumers.

Herman Miller, which bills itself as one of the world's foremost manufacturers of home and office furniture, accused Modernica of infringing its “Eames” and “M” design trademarks, as well as false advertising, breach of contract and violating the rights of publicity of deceased designer Charles Eames....
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