Emilie Saxlehner v. Company Emilie Saxlehner v. Rudolph Gies Emilie Saxlehner v. Louis Marquet, SIEGEL-COOPER

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtBrown
Citation21 S.Ct. 16,45 L.Ed. 77,179 U.S. 42
PartiesEMILIE SAXLEHNER v. COMPANY. EMILIE SAXLEHNER v. RUDOLPH GIES. EMILIE SAXLEHNER v. LOUIS MARQUET
Decision Date15 October 1900
Docket Number32,31,SIEGEL-COOPER,Nos. 30

179 U.S. 42
21 S.Ct. 16
45 L.Ed. 77
EMILIE SAXLEHNER

v.

SIEGEL-COOPER COMPANY. EMILIE SAXLEHNER v. RUDOLPH GIES. EMILIE SAXLEHNER v. LOUIS MARQUET.

Nos. 30, 31, 32.
Argued March 22, 23, 1900.
Decided October 15, 1900.

Mr. Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the court:

These three cases were brought against retail dealers, and defended by the Eisner & Mendelson Company, who imported and furnished the defendants with the water sold by them. The bills charged the defendants generally with unlawfully selling bitter water under labels simulating Saxlehner's blue and red label, and under the name 'Hunyadi.' The answer was substantially the same as that in the main case, and the same record of proofs was used.

In the case against the Siegel-Cooper Company there was no charge of an intentional fraud, and the court found there was no evidence of fraudulent conduct on its part, and dismissed the bill as to that company. As to the other two cases the court found that the clerks in charge of their stores, in response to special requests for Janos water, wrapped up and delivered Matyas water purchased of the Eisner & Mendelson Company. In other words, that they had palmed off the one for the other.

We think that an injunction should issue against all these defendants, but that, as the Siegel-Cooper Company appears to

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have acted in good faith, and the sales of the others were small, they should not be required to account for gains and profits. The fact that the Siegel-Cooper Company acted innocently does not exonerate it from the charge of infringement. Moet v. Couston, 33 Beav. 578; Millington v. Fox, 3 Myl. & C. 338; Edelsten v. Edelsten, 1 DeG., J. & S. 185; Browne, Trademarks, § 386.

The decrees of the Circuit Court of Appeals in these cases are also reversed, and the cases remanded to the Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York for further proceedings, etc.

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    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Southern District of California)
    • 5 Mayo 1945
    ...1. And see, Zechariah Chafee's witty analysis, Unfair Competition, 1940, 53 Harv. Law Rev. 1289. 5 Saxlehner v. Siegel-Cooper Co., 1900, 179 U.S. 42, 21 S.Ct. 16, 45 L.Ed. 77; Straus v. Notaseme Hosiery Co., 1916, 240 U.S. 179, 36 S.Ct. 288, 60 L.Ed. 590; Horlick's Malted Milk Corp. v. Horl......
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    ...(D. C.) 5 F.(2d) 731; Straus v. Notaseme Hosiery Company, 240 U. S. 179, 36 S. Ct. 288, 60 L. Ed. 590; Saxlehner v. Siegel-Cooper Company, 179 U. S. 42, 21 S. Ct. 16, 45 L. Ed. 77; Fairbank Company v. Windsor (C. C. A.) 124 F. 200; Ammon & Person v. Narragansett Company 51 F.2d 358 (D. C.) ......
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    • U.S. District Court — Northern District of Illinois
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    ...v. Plate, 40 Cal. 593, 6 Am. Rep. 639; Callaghan v. Myers, 128 U. S. 617, 9 S. Ct. 177, 32 L. Ed. 547; Saxlehner v. Siegle-Cooper Co., 179 U. S. 42, 21 S. Ct. 16, 45 L. Ed. 77; Regis v. Jaynes, 191 Mass. 245, 77 N. E. 774; and Lynn Shoe Co. v. Auburn-Lynn Shoe Co., 100 Me. 461, 62 A. 499, 4......
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    • United States State Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    • 7 Marzo 1906
    ...the public. Elgin Watch Co. v. Illinois Watch Case Co., 179 U.S. 665, 674, 21 S.Ct. 270, 45 L.Ed. 365; Saxlehner v. Siegel Cooper Co., 179 U.S. 42, 21 S.Ct. 16, 45 L.Ed. 77; N. K. Fairbank Co. v. Windsor, 124 F. 200, 61 C. C. A. 233; George T. Stagg Co. v. Taylor, 95 Ky. 651, 669, 27 S.W. 2......
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  • Brooks Bros. v. Brooks Clothing of California, Civil Action No. 3580-Y.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Southern District of California)
    • 5 Mayo 1945
    ...1. And see, Zechariah Chafee's witty analysis, Unfair Competition, 1940, 53 Harv. Law Rev. 1289. 5 Saxlehner v. Siegel-Cooper Co., 1900, 179 U.S. 42, 21 S.Ct. 16, 45 L.Ed. 77; Straus v. Notaseme Hosiery Co., 1916, 240 U.S. 179, 36 S.Ct. 288, 60 L.Ed. 590; Horlick's Malted Milk Corp. v. Horl......
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    • 11 Julio 1931
    ...(D. C.) 5 F.(2d) 731; Straus v. Notaseme Hosiery Company, 240 U. S. 179, 36 S. Ct. 288, 60 L. Ed. 590; Saxlehner v. Siegel-Cooper Company, 179 U. S. 42, 21 S. Ct. 16, 45 L. Ed. 77; Fairbank Company v. Windsor (C. C. A.) 124 F. 200; Ammon & Person v. Narragansett Company 51 F.2d 358 (D. C.) ......
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    • U.S. District Court — Northern District of Illinois
    • 14 Marzo 1925
    ...v. Plate, 40 Cal. 593, 6 Am. Rep. 639; Callaghan v. Myers, 128 U. S. 617, 9 S. Ct. 177, 32 L. Ed. 547; Saxlehner v. Siegle-Cooper Co., 179 U. S. 42, 21 S. Ct. 16, 45 L. Ed. 77; Regis v. Jaynes, 191 Mass. 245, 77 N. E. 774; and Lynn Shoe Co. v. Auburn-Lynn Shoe Co., 100 Me. 461, 62 A. 499, 4......
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    • United States State Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    • 7 Marzo 1906
    ...the public. Elgin Watch Co. v. Illinois Watch Case Co., 179 U.S. 665, 674, 21 S.Ct. 270, 45 L.Ed. 365; Saxlehner v. Siegel Cooper Co., 179 U.S. 42, 21 S.Ct. 16, 45 L.Ed. 77; N. K. Fairbank Co. v. Windsor, 124 F. 200, 61 C. C. A. 233; George T. Stagg Co. v. Taylor, 95 Ky. 651, 669, 27 S.W. 2......
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