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Famous Marks Doctrine Not Recognized By N.Y.

Law360 (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A New York appellate court has ruled that state unfair competition laws do not recognize the famous marks doctrine, though foreign trademark owners may still pursue such claims against New York-based defendants under a strict test for liability.

The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday laid out its test for unfair competition claims based on the misappropriation of goodwill after a U.S. circuit court asked for clarification regarding state law in a trademark dispute over use of the mark Bukhara in New York restaurants....
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