American Eagle Wins Injunction Against Payless

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has won a preliminary injunction in a trademark infringement suit against Payless Shoesource Inc. regarding the discount shoe chain's American Eagle line of shoes and bags, which the clothing company alleges confuses buyers and tarnishes its brand.

As part of the injunction, ordered July 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Payless must start displaying a disclaimer stating that it is not affiliated with American Eagle Outfitters. And Payless may no longer advertise that ÔÇťAmerican Eagle...
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