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Portland-based Idylwilde designs, manufactures, markets, brands, and sells flies for the global fly fishing industry. According to the Complaint, “Idylwilde sells to a very sophisticated buyer of flies where the stylized portrayal of insect species, sex, and maturity level of the hatch make a difference the customer is willing to pay for based on the fly designer’s style.”

The Complaint is long but it has a little bit of everything so it’s worth a read. This will be an interesting case to monitor.

Idylwilde, Inc. et al v. Umpqua Feather Merchants, LLC et al

Court Case Number: 3:13-cv-02009-HZ
File Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Plaintiff: Idylwilde, Inc., Zach Mertens
Plaintiff Counsel: Katherine R. Heekin of The Heekin Law Firm
Defendant: Umpqua Feather Merchants, LLC, Mirabel, Inc., Bien Tan, Does 1 through 10, Inclusive
Cause: Trade Dress Infringement, Federal False Designation of Origin, and Unfair Competition, Trademark and Trade Dress Dilution, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Interference with Contracts and Prospective Economic Advantage, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Judge Marco A. Hernandez