Herman Miller, Office Star Duel Over Trade Dress Rulings

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Months after a California federal jury found that Office Star ripped off the overall look of furniture company Herman Miller Inc.’s famous Eames office chairs and awarded Herman Miller $8.4 million, Herman Miller said it wants an additional infringement ruling and Office Star argued that the Eames trade dresses are invalid.

In an opposition brief filed on Monday, Office Star pushed back against Herman Miller’s bid for the court to rule that its registered and unregistered Aeron trade dress are valid and infringed, saying that the...
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