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Chihuly v. Kaindl

Chihuly, Inc. v. Kaindl, No. 05-cv-1801 (W.D. Wash filed Oct. 27, 2005).

This federal case concerns the limits of copyrights and trademark rights in the world of glass art. Chihuly, Inc. (“C.I.”), the studio founded and run by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and Portland Press, Inc. (“P.P.I.”), the publisher of books and DVD’s about Chihuly’s glassmaking, sued Bryan Rubino and Robert Kaindl for copyright and trademark infringement. The case was settled without resolution of the complicated issues pertaining to...

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