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Eppendorf-Netherler-Hinz GMBH v. Ritter GMBH
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
289 F.3d 351 (2002)
Eppendorf (plaintiff) sought trade dress protection for a type of disposable pipette tips and dispenser syringes it produced against Ritter (defendant), a competitor who produced similar products. After a jury found infringement, the district court permanently enjoined Ritter from selling or marketing syringes that were “confusingly similar” to Eppendorf’s syringes in the United States. Ritter appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jones, J.)
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