The trademark battle between The North Face and startup clothing company The South Butt is getting louder. In December, South Butt founder Jimmy Winkelmann, a freshman biomedical engineering student at the University of Missouri, was slapped with a trademark infringement suit by The North Face, a San Leandro, Calif.-based outdoor products company. Winkelmann's father turned up the volume in the case during a recent deposition when he accused North Face's lawyers at Bryan Cave of a conflict of interest.
Tempers Flare in North Face vs. South Butt
The American Lawyer
March 25, 2010