Beginning Next Week: InsideCounsel will become part of Corporate Counsel. Bringing these two industry-leading websites together will now give you comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of issues affecting today's General Counsel at companies of all sizes. You will continue to receive expert analysis on key issues including corporate litigation, labor developments, tech initiatives and intellectual property, as well as Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) professional development content. Plus we'll be serving all ALM legal publications from one interconnected platform, powered by, giving you easy access to additional relevant content from other InsideCounsel sister publications.

To prevent a disruption in service, you will be automatically redirected to the new site next week. Thank you for being a valued InsideCounsel reader!


Dollar Stores At Odds Over Trade Dress Issue

Dollar General Corp. claims its rival, Fred's Inc., "unlawfully and deceptively" used its trademark black and yellow color scheme as well as a similar typeface in a new ad campaign.

In the suit, Nashville-based Dollar General claims Fred's is in violation of its intellectual property rights, false advertising, unfair competition and violation of trademark and trade dress. The suit also claims the smaller retailer is engaging in unfair competition and is in violation of Tennessee's Consumer Protection Act. Fred's also is based in Tennessee.

To read more about the suit, see AP's article: "Dollar General sues rival chain over colors."


Cathleen Flahardy

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.