Unfair Competition Claims Against Fossil Included Trade Dress

Fossil, Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., Case No. C99-5023 MHP (U.S.D.C. N.D. Cal. July 12, 2000) (Judge Patel found claims that Fossil violated under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act and engaged in unfair competition. The violation was premised on allegations that Fossil copied the designs of Leegin leather products, which triggered a defense as a potential trade dress infringement claim.)