Home Depot, Florida Hardware Chain in Mediation Over Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (October 30, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Home Depot and a southwest Florida hardware chain have been working to resolve a lawsuit over similar ad slogans in voluntary mediation, Home Depot told the Associated Press Wednesday.

Sunshine Ace Hardware sued the hardware chain in June in federal court, alleging that Home Depot's "You Can Do It. We Can Help" slogan violates a trademark held by the Florida company. In the lawsuit, the Florida chain is seeking an injunction to bar Home Depot from using the slogan.

The fours-store Sunshine chain, which began selling...
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