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• The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that “Walmart Inc. must pay a smaller retailer more than $95.5 million for using its trademarks to sell grills, a federal jury in North Carolina found this week.

“The jury found in October that Walmart's Backyard Grill + Design trademark was likely to cause confusion with Variety Stores Inc.'s Backyard and Backyard BBQ trademarks. The jury also ruled that Walmart willfully infringed on Variety's trademarks.”

Walmart says it is a considering an appeal of what it called an “excessive” verdict.
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