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Cubs, MLB Sue Merchandise Vendors Around Wrigley Field For Trademark Infringement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

The Cubs are "coming down hard" on merchandise vendors in Chicago, as the team and MLB on Thursday filed a lawsuit "against a group of vendors selling knock-off Cubs apparel around Wrigley Field," according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The league and team allege that "dozens...

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