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DSW, Zappos reach settlement


Columbus, Ohio DSW and Zappos announced Tuesday that the companies have reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by DSW in May 2008.

The lawsuit related to affiliated marketing over the Internet that included the DSW name. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with DSW on this issue," said Millie Lauren Chou, associate general counsel, Zappos.

Bill Jordan, general counsel, DSW, said, "We respect Zappos as a competitor, and this case provides a framework for discussing intellectual property and brand equity issues in the affiliate advertising context."

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