Two Kilpatrick Stockton partners will cruise back to court on behalf of client Harley-Davidson after a divided federal appeals court panel nixed a ruling allowing the operators of Hogs on the High Seas to book biker-themed cruise voyages. The ruling follows a summary judgment order dismissing the case at the district court level, sending it back for trial before the same judge.
The Milwaukee-based motorcycle company was blown out of court last August, when Wisconsin District Judge C.N. Clevert Jr. ruled that Hogs on the High Seas, a Virginia company that books cruises tailored for motorcycle enthusiasts, had not violated Harley’s trademarked “H.O.G.” acronym, denoting its Harley Owners Group.
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