• 'Victoria's Secret' Case Illuminates Confusion Over Dilution Definition
  • April 30, 2003 | Author: William F. Abrams
  • Law Firms: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Palo Alto Office ; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Palo Alto Office
  • When Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue Inc., 2003 U.S.Sct.Lexis 1945 (U.S. Sct. March 4, 2003), a case involving a dispute over the interpretation of the Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1996, came before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral argument Nov. 12, 2002, the petitioners barely had gotten started when one of the justices interrupted: "It would help me a lot if you explained to me what dilution is."