Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Trademark Dispute

By Andrew Westney (October 3, 2016, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Urban Outfitters said Monday that it is putting the finishing touches on a deal that resolved the Navajo Nation's high-profile suit alleging the retailer and two subsidiaries infringed the tribe's trademark rights by illegally selling goods under the "Navajo" and "Navaho" names.

A New Mexico federal magistrate judge on Friday closed the Navajo Nation's suit claiming Urban Outfitters and its Anthropologie Inc. and Free People Inc. subsidiaries violated the tribe's trademark rights in sales over the internet and across U.S. stores since at least March 2009, after the parties reached an agreement during a settlement conference on Thursday. 

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