Common Law Unfair Competition, Cybersquatting, False Designation of Origin, Litigation Update, Michael W. Mosman, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition
Leatherman Tool Group, an Oregon corporation, manufactures and distributes engineered multi-tools, pocket tools, and knives that are designed for outdoor, tactical, professional, and general use. Leatherman promotes and sells its products to consumers directly both online at leatherman.com, as well as in its retail store, The Leatherman Store, located in Portland, Oregon.
Leatherman is the owner of multiple federal trademark registrations for LEATHERMAN.
Defendant, an Illinois corporation, owns and operates both Armitage Direct and leathermantool.com, an online retail site that sells multi-tools, pocket tools and knives that are manufactured by Leatherman.
Defendant is neither an authorized distributor nor an authorized reseller of Leatherman’s products, hence the lawsuit.
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. v. Armitage Hardware and Building Supply, Inc.
Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-00823-MO
File Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Plaintiff: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Kaley L. Fendall, John F. McGrory Jr. of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Defendant: Armitage Hardware and Building Supply, Inc.
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Cybersquatting, Unfair Competition, False Designation of Origin, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Judge Michael W. Mosman