Type GanderMountainCatalog.com into a web browser. You get Cabela's homepage: Cabelas.com. Same for GanderCatalog.com. That might be clever, but it's also illegal, according to St. Paul, Minn.-based Gander Mountain, which on Friday sued Nebraska-based Cabela's, its larger competitor in the outdoors retail sector, for illegal cybersquatting. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Minneapolis, Gander accuses Cabela's of violating federal and state statutes as well as common law. Among the allegations, Gander says Cabela's is in violation of the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, trademark infringement and trademark dilution.
There's a new legal fight brewing between Gander Mountain Co. and Cabela's, with St. Paul-based...
Gander Mountain Co. is doubling the size of its shoe departments and boosting sales staff by 400, the latest evidence of retailers jumping into the footwear market. The New York Times reports on the shift by the St. Paul, Minn.-based company, which has traditionally sold outdoorsy equipment but is adding more than 20 brands of athletic shoes from brands like Nike, Saucony and Under Armour. It's also boosting staff training to sell the new products, which Gander Mountain hopes will help double footwear sales in the next two years.
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