ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid by Urban Outfitters Inc. to move a trademark infringement case against the clothing retailer and its subsidiaries of New Mexico.
The Navajo Nation sued Urban Outfitters last year, alleging it violated trademarks on the Navajo name. The tribe is seeking monetary compensation and an order permanently enjoining Urban Outfitters from using the name “Navajo” or variations of it.
The U.S. District Court in Albuquerque agreed that the case would move along quicker in Pennsylvania. But it said that a change of venue merely would shift inconvenience to the Navajo Nation.