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Williams-Sonoma Must Stop Asking Customers for Zip Code in California

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The California Supreme Court has ruled that Williams-Sonoma, and accordingly other retailers in the state, cannot ask for a customer’s zip code when handling an in-store credit card transaction. According to the decision, one’s zip code is considered “personal identification information” under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 — precisely the kind of information […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 4th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Hershey Sues Williams-Sonoma Over Brownie Pan

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Hershey Co. has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Williams-Sonoma Inc. over a brownie pan shaped like a chocolate bar—and not just any chocolate bar, Hershey contends. According to the complaint, the brownie pan is shaped like “a chocolate bar that consists of, inter alia, a rectangle containing 12 equally sized rectangular panels arranged in […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 2nd, 2010 at 8:18 am