United States Seventh Circuit

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Bodum USA, Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc., 09-1892

In a suit for common law trade dress of a French-press coffee maker known as the Chambord, district court's judgment in favor of the defendant is affirmed as, Article 4 of the parties' contract is clear and precise as it allows defendant to sell the coffee maker design anywhere except France - provided that it does not use the Chambord or Melior names and does not use plaintiff's supply channels for four years.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 09/11/2009
  • Submitted 09/02/2010
  • Decided 09/02/2010
  • Published 09/02/2010


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