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Steelers seek sanctions against Turtle Creek shop

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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
 

The Steelers asked a federal judge Tuesday to fine Turtle Creek Sportswear $500 a day for every day the shop has ignored or continues to ignore a 2005 court order to stop selling items similar to official Steelers merchandise.

The Steelers and NFL Properties sued the business and its owners, Nicholas and Jennifer Wohlfarth, in 2005 for trademark infringement. In November, the Steelers learned the business was violating the order for at least the third time since 2005, according to the lawsuit.

The Steelers asked the judge to order the company to turn over any money from the sale of merchandise infringing on the team's trademarks. Dravosburg lawyer W.J. Helzlsouer, who represents Turtle Creek Sportswear, said he hadn't seen the request and declined comment.

 

 
 


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