No. 605.

327 U.S. 608 (1946)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 25, 1946.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert T. McCracken argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Leo Weinrott and C. Russell Phillips.

Ralph F. Fuchs argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Solicitor General McGrath, Assistant Attorney General Berge, Charles H. Weston and W.T. Kelley.

Seymour M. Klein filed a brief on behalf of a group of retail stores, as amici curiae, urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

The alpaca and the vicuna are animals whose fleece is used in the manufacture of fabrics. The fleece of the vicuna is, indeed, one of the finest and is extremely rare; and fabrics made of it command a high price. Petitioner manufactures overcoats and topcoats and markets them under the name Alpacuna. They contain alpaca, mohair, wool, and cotton but no vicuna.

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