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Agassi Sues Target Over Unauthorized Flip-Flops

By RobotGod     Sep 21, 2007 in Business
According to the AP, Andre Agassi is suing Target for slapping his name on a pair of brown men's flip-flops without his permission. Agassi Enterprises Inc. says it told Target the shoes violated its trademark.
The Consumerist reports that Target continued to sell them on store shelves and on-line, after they said they would be pulled.
Target says it is trying to relabel the flip-flops and that it never marketed the shoes under Agassi's name anyway.
"It may have been missed in a few stores, which prompted this lawsuit," Target said.
The suit alleges that Target sold over $600,000 worth of fake Agassi sandals. They are seeking triple that amount in damages because the infringement "was of an intentional, willful and wanton nature."
I am not sure they will get triple the amount. They should be happy that they are off the shelves. And if Target was not marketing them under his name, why remove them?
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