Legal battle heating up over Milwaukee Tool, Milwaukee Leather jackets

Milwaukee Tool heated gear
Examples of Milwaukee Tool (left) and Shaf International's Milwaukee Leather (right) heated gear jackets. Source: Federal court filings.
Brookfield-based Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is suing the New Jersey company behind the Milwaukee Leather brand of motorcycle apparel, alleging its heated gear “looks nearly identical” to Milwaukee Tool’s, infringing on the company’s trademarks. The…

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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He spent also five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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