Urban Outfitters Loses Bid To Toss Navajo Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico federal judge has shot down Urban Outfitters Inc.’s bid to toss a trademark suit brought by the Navajo Nation American Indian tribe accusing the retailer of infringing its marks by marketing apparel under the “Navajo” name, finding the tribe has sufficiently pled its case.

U.S. District Judge C. LeRoy Hansen held that the Navajo Nation has alleged adequate facts under the Lanham Act to show that Urban Outfitters has been using the term ‘Navajo” in a trademark sense and that the retailer didn’t...
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