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Zippo Manufacturing Co. v. Rogers Imports, Inc.
Citation:216 F.Supp. 670
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This case involves the attempt of a manufacturer of a popular cigarette lighter to keep others from imitating the lighter’s shape and appearance. Plaintiff Zippo Manufacturing Company, a Pennsylvania corporation, alleges both trademark infringement and unfair competition on the part of defendant Rogers, Inc, a new York corporation. Plaintiff has relied heavily on a consumer study to prove the elements of its case. This study was prepared and conducted by the sampling and market research firm of W.R. Simmons & Associates Research, Inc. Mr. Simmons, the head of this firm, appeared as witnesses both are qualified experts in the field of consumer surveys. Mr. Simmons’ testimony and the project report made clear the principles and procedures by which the surveys were conceived and conducted. Defendant argues that the survey done by the plaintiff may not be admissible.
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