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Macy's protects Marshall Field's name in court

Macy's protects Marshall Field's name in court

Macy's might have ditched the Marshall Field's name a decade ago after it bought the storied Chicago department store chain, but that doesn't mean the retailer wants anyone else to use the moniker, either.

Earlier this week, a California judge ruled that Macy's still has a "protected interest" in the trademarks on T-shirts of eight department store chains, including Marshall Field's, that it acquired over the years.

The decision comes nearly a year after Macy's filed a trademark infringement suit in the Northern District of California against Strategic Marks. The lawsuit said that Strategic, which tries to revive dormant brands, was trying to use Macy's...

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