'Bubble Guppies' Shirts Infringe Mark, Clothing Co. Says

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 1:32 PM EST) -- Viacom International Inc. and several big-name clothing retailers including Kohl's Corp. were hit with an infringement suit Thursday in federal court alleging they ripped off a Michigan clothing company's trademarks through promotional merchandise for the Nickelodeon children's cartoon "Bubble Guppies."

Viacom and a group of national department and big-box stores — including Kohl's, Target Corp., Kmart Holding Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co. — infringed trademarks that can be traced back to the late 1980s belonging to a couple from Cadillac, Mich., who produce a line...
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