Kate Spade Wins Trademark Brawl With Saturdays Surf

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Monday that Kate Spade LLC’s Kate Spade Saturday line of apparel does not infringe on a registered trademark by men's retailer Saturdays Surf LLC, finding that there is unlikely to be any consumer confusion between the two marks.

Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum found that the trademark Saturdays Surf NYC was not threatened by Kate Spade Saturday, largely because the word Saturday in and of itself is not a distinctive mark. She was also persuaded by the fact that the two...
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