Shopping Channel Can't Shake Topshop IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to toss Arcadia Group Brands Ltd.'s trademark claims in a contract and unfair competition suit challenging a Slovenian shopping network's efforts to trademark a Topshop-like brand name in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled that Arcadia — the British company that runs the popular Topshop fashion chain in the U.K. — had adequately supported its claims that its ownership of the trademark predates Studio Moderna SA's claim for a "Top Shop TV" mark by about four years....
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