Deere Prevails In ITC Harvester Trademark Row

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 5:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday determined that a group of farming vehicle retailers infringed trademarks registered to Deere & Co. by importing and selling Deere's European-version harvesting equipment in the U.S., reinstating an ITC ruling that had been lost on appeal.

The trade court issued for the second time an exclusion order barring the retailers from selling Deere-brand self-propelled harvest foragers that the manufacturer had only intended for sale in Europe, adopting the Federal Circuit's determination that the ITC had previously erred in ruling...
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