Hallmark Stole 'North Pole City' Trademark, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT) -- A retailer of Christmas merchandise accused Hallmark Cards Inc. of misappropriating its name, "North Pole City," for use with a product line Hallmark plans to launch for the upcoming holiday season, according to a trademark infringement suit filed in Oklahoma federal court Monday.

DKG Enterprises Inc., which does business as the Christmas decoration and collectible shop North Pole City, said customers will likely be duped into believing that it was offering or was somehow associated with Hallmark's new franchise, based around a fictional city by the...
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