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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Samara Bros. Inc.

Docket No.: 99-150
Argued: January 19, 2000
Decided: March 22, 2000

Topics:

15 U.S.C. 1125, Economic Activity, copyright, patent, trademark

Petitioner: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Respondent: Samara Bros. Inc.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 165 F.3d 120
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 205 (2000)
Question:

Is a product's design is distinctive, and therefore protectible, from "knockoffs" in an action for infringement of unregistered trade dress under section 43(a) of the Trademark Act of 1946?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Samara Bros. Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 19, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 0 vote(s) against

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Samara Bros. Inc.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Samara Bros. Inc.
2Opinion in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Samara Bros. Inc.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.