506 F.3d 315 (4th Cir. 2007), 03-2173, Bouchat v. Bon-Ton Dept. Stores, Inc.

Docket Nº:03-2173, 03-2174, 03-2389, 04-1008.
Citation:506 F.3d 315, 84 U.S.P.Q.2d 1289
Party Name:Frederick E. BOUCHAT, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The BON-TON DEPARTMENT STORES, INCORPORATED; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Maryland, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Annapolis, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory of Gaithersburg, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Of Security, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Fact
Case Date:October 17, 2007
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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506 F.3d 315 (4th Cir. 2007)

84 U.S.P.Q.2d 1289

Frederick E. BOUCHAT, Plaintiff-Appellant,


The BON-TON DEPARTMENT STORES, INCORPORATED; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Maryland, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Annapolis, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory of Gaithersburg, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Of Security, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Baltimore, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Reistertown, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Columbia, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Greenbelt, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Glen Burnie, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Frederick, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Jessup, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Waldorf, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Towson, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of City Place, Incorporated; Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of Hunt Valley, Incorporated; Collectors Edge of Tennessee, Incorporated; ESPN, Incorporated; Football USA, Incorporated; Frank Sussman, Company; Giant Food Incorporated; Home Box Office of Warner Brothers and Time Warner, Incorporated; Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation; Starwood Operating, Incorporated, a/k/a Starwood Asset Services, Incorporated, t/a Sheraton Hotels; Starwood Hotels & Resorts, t/a Sheraton Hotels; The Sports Authority, Incorporated; Value City Department Store; American Greetings-ACG, Incorporated; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Incorporated, t/a Sheraton Hotels, Defendants-Appellees,


K-Mart Corporation; Balfour Company; Borders Group; Copeland's Sport Stores; CVS; Wal-Mart Associates, Incorporated; Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated; Wal-Mart Stores East, Incorporated; Wal-Mart Realty Company; Tripp Distributors, Incorporated; Delta Apparel Incorporated; Eastport Corporation; ESPN Internet Ventures, a/k/a Espn Network, a/k/a Espn Internet Group; Fogdog, Incorporated; Group W Television, Incorporated; The May Department Stores Company, t/a The Hecht Company; KW Textiles, Incorporated; Major League Vacations; Nascar Banner Plus; NFL Shop; NFL Store, a/k/a The Best NFL Store; R. Kaufman Jewelers; NFL Jewelry; Nissan Auto Receivables Corporation, II; Nissan North America, Incorporated; Oneita Industries, Incorporated; Proteam Com, Incorporated, a/k/a Proteam.com 2000; Puma North America; Rand McNally Company, a/k/a Rand McNally & Company; Rocky Mountain Sport; Rite Aid Corporation; Royal Vendors, Incorporated; Shop at Home, Incorporated; Sony Corporation; Target Corporation; Ticket Warehouse; TKO Marketing; TV Guide, Incorporated; Skymall, Incorporated; Walden Book Company, Incorporated; West Coast Novelty Corporation; Hasboro Promotions and Direct, Incorporated, t/a Starting Lineup Collector Club; Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, t/a WJFK Radio, t/a WLIF Radio, a/k/a Infinity Broadcast Corporation of Maryland, a/k/a Infinity Broadcasting Corporation of Washington, D.C., a/k/a Infinity Broadcast Corporation of Chesapeake; Rhode Island Novelty; Suntrust Bank, a/k/a Crestar Bank, N.A.; Online Sports, a/k/a Onlinesports.Com; Sportsline.Com, Incorporated, a/k/a Sportsline & Sportsline.Com, a/k/a Sportsline USA, Incorporated, Defendants.

Frederick E. Bouchat, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Champion Products, Incorporated; AA World Class Embroidery Embellishment; Abbacus, Incorporated; ABC, Incorporated; ABC Sports, Incorporated; A.D. Suttons & Sons; Accessory Network; Acclaim Entertainment; Accolade, Incorporated; Accudart; Adidas America; Aerial Sports Photography, Incorporated; Ama International Group; American Needle & Novelty, Incorporated; Aminco International Incorporated; Andrew Noch & Associates; Angel Lake Multimedia, Incorporated; Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.; Ansa Kids, Incorporated; The Antigua Group, Incorporated; Antone's Gourmet Gifts; Aquarius Limited; Athletic Supply of Dallas; Audrey Creative Table Linen; Autographed Ball Company; Baby Fair, d/b/a BabyFair, Incorporated; Barrell Sportswear; Belding Sports; Bell Atlantic Mobile, Incorporated, t/a Bell Atlantic Corporation; Bernie Kosar Greeting Card Company; Best Company, Incorporated, a/k/a Treat Entertainment; Best Equipment; Best Personalized Books; Betras Plastics; Bic Corporation; Big League Promotions; Bike Athletic Company; Bnox, Incorporated; Bond Distributing Company; Bottom Line Images; Brandon Apparel Group, Incorporated; Buffalo Games, Incorporated; Bulova Corporation; CBS Corporation Group, d/b/a CBS Corporation; C & I Leasing Incorporated; Cable News Network, Incorporated; Cambridge Footwear Group, Limited; Campbell Soup Company; Cannon USA, Incorporated; Carretta Sport Incorporated; Casablanca Fan Company; Caseworks International; Castrol North America, Incorporated; Champion Glove; Chestnut Hill Market; Chicagoland Processing Corporation; Cincinnati Bengals, Incorporated; Classic Balloon Corporation; Cleo, Incorporated; The Coca-Cola Company; Colgate Palmolive Company; Collector's Edge L.P.; College Concepts; Color-Clings, Incorporated, d/b/a The Paper Magic Group, Incorporated; Colores International, Incorporated, t/a Division of Wincraft Incorporated; Columbia Tel-Com; Columbia Telecommunications; Cooperstown Bears Limited; Coordinated Strategic Alliances Incorporated; Corinthian, Incorporated; Costacos Brothers Sports; Crown Oil & Gas Company; Crownmark; CSS Industries, Incorporated; CUI, Incorporated, (Metallic Images); Custom Cribbage, Incorporated; Cybrcard; D. Glasgow & Sons, Incorporated; Dallas Cowboys; Danby Products, Incorporated; Day Dream Publishing; Derivative Works, Incorporated; Dick's Clothing & Sporting Goods, Incorporated; Direct Impulse Design; Disney Press/Hyperion Books; Dixie Seal & Stamp Company, Incorporated; Double Tree Hotel Corporation; DSJ & Associates; Duck House; Dynasty Apparel Industries; E & J Gallo Winery; Eastman Kodak Company; Easton Sports, Incorporated; Eller Media Company; Emerson USA; Equity Sports, d/b/a Equity Marketing Incorporated; ERTL Company, Incorporated; ESPN, Incorporated; Essex Manufacturing Company; Exclusive Pro Sports; Fabric Traditions, d/b/a N.T.T., Incorporated; Fantasma; Fiberlok, Incorporated; Fine Host Corporation; Fit for Sports; Fleer Corporation; Foot-Tec Industries; Ford Motor Company; Fossil, Incorporated; Foster Industries, Incorporated; Fox Entertainment Group, Incorporated; Franco Apparel Group, Incorporated; Franklin Sports Industries, Incorporated; Fremont Die Consumer Products, Incorporated; Front Pages Company; FSC Wallcoverings; Galoob Toys, Incorporated; Garan Incorporated; General Mills, Incorporated; Genesis Direct, Incorporated; GFG Incorporated; Gill Apparel Group/Carl Banks; Good Stuff Corporation; Great American Products, Incorporated; Gridiron Golf; Gridiron Group; Grossman Cap Company Incorporated; H & H Furniture Manufacturing, Incorporated; Haddad Apparel Group Limited; Hallmark Emblems, Incorporated; Hallmark Licensing; Hasbro, Incorporated; Hasbro Toy Company; Hasbro Toy Group; Head Games; Helene Curtis, Incorporated; Hershey Food Corporation; Highgate Products LLC; Highland Mint; Home Innovations; Host Apparel; Hot Sauce Harry's; HPI; Hunter Manufacturing Group; Hunter Media; Hutch Sports USA; Ichauway Mills Incorporated; Identity, Incorporated; Ideal Rubber Products Company; Illinoy Toy, (Candy Cargo); IMC Products Corporation; Imprinted Products Corporation; Indianapolis Colts; Innovo Group Incorporated; Inventure Disk; Iron Knights/Chinin USA Incorporated; Its Academic; Jacksonville Jaguars, t/a Jacksonville Jaguars, Limited; J.D. Healy Specialties, Incorporated; J.F. Sports Company; J.W. Envisions, d/b/a Ultimate Vision; Jay Franco and Sons, Incorporated; Jeff Hamilton; Jester Company; John F. Turner & Company, Incorporated; John H. Harland Company; Joy Athletic; Kansas City Chiefs, t/a Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Incorporated, Football Club, Incorporated; Kelly Russell Studios, Incorporated; Ken Norton Jr.'s Stars & Legends; Kenner Products; Kool Sport; Kooler Kraft; Kraft Foods, Incorporated; Kurt S. Adler; La Rue International; Legends Athletic; Lightfoot Photography; Limited Treasures, Incorporated; Logo Athletic, Incorporated; Lumatec Industrial; Majestic Athletic Wear, Limited; MBI, Incorporated; MBNA America, a/k/a MBNA Marketing Systems, Incorporated, a/k/a MBNA Corporation, a/k/a MBNA America Bank, NA; McArthur

Towels, Incorporated; McKimson Productions, Incorporated; The Mead Corporation; Meltzer Industries; MGI USA Incorporated; MGWHIZ, Incorporated; Miami Dolphins, t/a Miami Dolphins, Limited; Michael Anthony Jewelers, Incorporated; Microsoft Corporation; Midatlantic Bottling, Limited; Midway Games, Incorporated; Midwest Swiss Embroideries Company, Incorporated; Miggle Toys, Incorporated; Miller Brewing Company; Mind Power; Mine Safety Appliances Company; Minnesota Vikings; Mirage, Division of Elliot Kastle, Incorporated; Henry Modell & Company, Incorporated, a/k/a Modell's Maryland, Incorporated, a/k/a Modell's, Incorporated; Moretz Mills, Incorporated; Motion Vision; Motorola, Incorporated; Mounted Memories, Incorporated; Museums Editions, Limited; Nanco, Nancy Sales Company; Nardi Enterprises, Incorporated; National Broadcasting Company, Incorporated; National Design Corporation; National Embroidered Emblem, a/k/a National Emblem, Incorporated; National Mat; New England Patriots, t/a New England Patriots L.P.; New Era Cap Company, Incorporated; New Life Art, Incorporated; New Orleans Saints, t/a New Orleans Louisiana Saints Limited Partnership; New York Giants, t/a New York Football Giants, Inc.; New York Jets, t/a New York Jets Football Club, Incorporated; NFL Enterprises LP, a/k/a NFL Enterprises Incorporated; NFL, Incorporated, a/k/a National Football League, Incorporated; National Football League, Incorporated Films,

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