MERIDIEN managed two hotels on behalf of lessor. Lessor attempted to terminate Meridien as manager and replace it with WESTIN. Meridean contested and, while Meridien was still the manager, Westin began listing the two hotels in directories as Westin hotels. Meridien sued for trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. District Court dismissed, Second Circuit reverses and remands.
Societe des Hotels Meridien v. La Salle Hotel Operating Partnership, 03-7346 (2d Cir August 17, 2004).