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Navajo case against Urban Outfitters on hold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Nation’s case against Urban Outfitters is
on hold while the parties work toward a settlement.

U.S. District Judge Lorenzo Garcia in New Mexico has thrown out all deadlines
for discovery and responses to motions while settlement discussions take place.
The two sides are to agree on a mediator by July 29 and then let the court know
within 10 days of a settlement conference whether they are successful.

Garcia said he’ll issue a scheduling order if an agreement isn’t reached.

The tribe sued Urban Outfitters last year, alleging it violated trademarks on
the Navajo name.

Urban Outfitters said “Navajo” is a generic term for a style or design and
has asserted counter claims. It is seeking a declaration of non-infringement and
cancellation of the tribe’s federal trademark registrations.


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