An Illinois judge has ruled that Clarin cannot secure a trademark for one of its popular folding chair models, nor can it block Specialized Seating from producing and selling similar models. Both companies said they expected the number of chair-makers producing the popular seat to increase following the ruling. Judge James Holderman of the United States District Court in Illinois sided with Specialized Seating in their lawsuit, arguing that Clarin can’t secure a trademark for its B-ba...

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