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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
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