Payless Docs Protected In American Eagle Mark Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 2:43 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied American Eagle Outfitters' bid to compel privileged documents related to Payless Shoesource Inc.'s acquisition of the American Eagle trademark from a nonparty footwear company, in a suit accusing the discount shoe giant of infringing the mark with a line of footwear and bags.

Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday agreed with Payless and Jimlar Corp.'s argument that the documents created by the two companies following the onset of...
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