Nike's Argument No Slam Dunk In Trademark Case, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal magistrate judge on Tuesday recommended keeping alive part of a suit from a man alleging that Nike Inc. infringed a trademark on a line of sports clothing he developed and wanted to sell with the help of LeBron James' girlfriend.

In a recommendation to the district court judge hearing the case, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli said Nike had successfully argued that Edward W. Tovey's claims of trademark counterfeiting and contributory and vicarious infringement should be tossed. But the magistrate urged the...
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