9th Circ. Won't Revisit Paris Hilton Greeting Card Spat

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has declined to rehear en banc Hallmark Cards Inc.'s bid to toss a suit from celebrity party girl Paris Hilton accusing the greeting card company of trademark infringement by using her image — along with her trademarked catchphrase “that's hot” — in one of its cards.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday it will stick by its Aug. 31 ruling, which held that Hallmark fell short of proving that its depiction of Hilton was protected under the...
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