Trademark News & Screw-ups Nautica, Whatcom clothier Nautigirl reach trademark agreement after five-year battle

The problem with the settlement is that it gives Nautica and Nautigirl copycats an argument that they can come up with another variation and legally get away with it. If Nautigirl is not confusingly similar to Nautica, what about some other Nautistuff? At the end of the day, it could lead to dilution of both brands.

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