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TrafFix Devices Inc. v. Marketing Displays Inc.

Docket No.: 99-1571
Argued: November 29, 2000
Decided: March 20, 2001

Topics:

15 U.S.C. 1051, Economic Activity, Seventh Amendment, antitrust, copyright, patent, res judicata, trademark

Petitioner: TrafFix Devices Inc.
Respondent: Marketing Displays Inc.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 200 F.3d 929
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 23 (2001)
Question:

Is Marketing Displays, Inc.'s trade dress infringement claim precluded because its dual-spring design is a functional feature for which there is no trade dress protection?

TrafFix Devices Inc. v. Marketing Displays Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 29, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for TrafFix Devices Inc., 0 vote(s) against

TrafFix Devices Inc. v. Marketing Displays Inc.
Case Documents

1Opinion in TrafFix Devices Inc. v. Marketing Displays Inc.
2Opinion in TrafFix Devices Inc. v. Marketing Displays Inc.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.