3rd Circ. Hands American Eagle Win In Contract Spat

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 5:25 PM EDT) -- An appeals court on Friday rejected British retailer Lyle & Scott's contention that its contract with American Eagle Outfitters, aimed at resolving differences over their respective “birdie” and eagle logos, was not binding.

Two of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with a magistrate judge that the contract – which allowed each clothier to register its trademark in the other's home country – was binding, but said the lower court judge erred in ruling for American Eagle by declaring...
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