No. 09-1376.

591 F.3d 32 (2010)

GREAT CLIPS, INC., Plaintiff, Appellee, v. HAIR CUTTERY OF GREATER BOSTON, L.L.C.; Great Cuts, Inc., Defendants, Appellants. Ratner Companies, L.C., d/b/a Hair Cuttery and Great Cuts, Defendant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided January 5, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jonathan D. Frieden (pro hac vice)with whom Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C., Bruce E. Falby and DLA Piper LLP (US) were on brief for appellants.

Jan M. Conlin with whom Christopher K. Larus, Jonathan D. Mutch and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. were on brief for appellee.

Before BOUDIN and SELYA, Circuit Judges, and LAPLANTE, District Judge.

BOUDIN, Circuit Judge.

This appeal is about a trademark dispute between companies in the hair care industry. The plaintiff is Great Clips, Inc. (a Minnesota corporation), which owns and operates hair salons throughout the United States and Canada; the two defendants— Great Cuts, Inc. (a Massachusetts corporation) and Hair Cuttery of Greater Boston, L.L.C. (a limited liability company organized under the laws of Virginia)—provide hair cutting and styling...

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