Trade Dress Suit Evidenced Disparagement Where Consumers “Steered Towards” Insured’s Copycat Products

Michael Taylor Designs, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., ___ F. Supp. 2d ___, 2011 WL 221658, at *6 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2011) The court found two grounds for evidencing disparagement coverage. First, that there were express allegations that the reputation of goods was harmed by MTD’s conduct. Second, the court reasoned:…

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