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Wedding Venue Likely Used Trade Dress Of Rival, Judge Says

Law360 (April 12, 2019, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal court has ruled against a Dallas-area wedding venue, finding that it likely infringed the trade dress of a competitor whose design elements it admitted to using.

The Ruth Farm Inc. was temporarily enjoined from offering its services as a wedding venue because it likely infringed the trade dress of Sparrow Barns & Events LLC. Both venues host events in a white, wooden barn, according to a restraining order and injunction handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant.

A Texas federal judge said the design of The Nest wedding venue, left, likely infringed the trade dress of...

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January 30, 2019