Pa. Company Drops Eddie Bauer Trademark Lawsuit

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Clothing manufacturer Woolrich Inc. is dropping its trademark infringement lawsuit against specialty retailer Eddie Bauer Inc.

A document filed recently in federal court in Williamsport, Pa., says Woolrich is dismissing “all claims asserted in the complaint” filed in January. It doesn’t say why.

The complaint said Woolrich had been using the slogan “The Original Outdoor Clothing Company” since 1997. It said that Bellevue, Wash.-based Eddie Bauer started using a similar slogan, “The Original Outdoor Outfitter,” in October.

Woolrich was started in 1830 by English immigrant John Rich. It is based in the small Pennsylvania town that bears its name, about 90 miles north of Harrisburg.