Feuding Attys Sanctioned In Dish Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- An exasperated Ohio federal judge on Thursday sanctioned both sides in a long-running trademark battle between Dish Network LLC and a DirecTV retailer, saying he had never previously encountered “such divisiveness or contentiousness” in his 17 years on the bench.

The tensions between attorneys for Dish and Fun Dish Co. apparently reached a tipping point after more than four years of litigation. Dish filed the underlying case in June 2008, alleging Fun Dish and a related company, Dish 1 Up Satellite Systems, were imitating its marks...
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