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Woolrich Sues Eddie Bauer in Pennsylvania for Trademark Infringement

Plaintiff Woolrich, Inc., owner of a federal registration for THE ORIGINAL OUTDOOR CLOTHING COMPANY, has filed trademark infringement and dilution claims against Eddie Bauer, Inc., based on the Seattle company’s use of the mark THE ORIGINAL OUTDOOR OUTFITTERTM (as depicted in the sale flyer pictured above). Woolrich brought suit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania — Woolrich’s home district — on Jan. 6. The suit alleges that both companies compete in the outdoor clothing market and distribute their clothing through the same channels of trade. Eddie Bauer has not yet appeared or answered.

The case cite is Woolrich, Inc. v. Eddie Bauer, Inc., No. 09-0016 (M.D. Pa).

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