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Jan/19

NHL v The Hockey Cup re Trade Dress in Stanley Cup


The National Hockey League owns registered rights in the configuration of the Stanley Cup. It sells replicas of the trophy filled with ice from Stanley Cup finals through its online store, Stanley Cup charms and the like. Defendant sells Stanley Cup-shaped drinking stein. NHL defeats motion to dismiss, alleging ownership of non-functional aspects of its trade dress,despite occasional use of Cup as drinking device.

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