Woodworking Industry News Eames chair not ‘famous’ enough: Supreme Court denies Herman Miller trade dress appeal

Friday, 12 March 2021

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on March 8 declined Herman Miller‘s trade dress appeal petition, holding that the contract furniture company’s popular Eames office chair is not “famous” enough to qualify for trade dress dilution protection. The Supreme Court’s decision on Herman Miller Inc. v Blumenthal Distributing Inc. means the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling to partially overturn a jury verdict will stand.

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