October 18, 1988 |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday without comment refused to hear Hallmark Cards Inc.'s appeal of an injunction that bars it from making and distributing greeting cards at issue in a lawsuit filed by a small Colorado firm. The ruling is the latest development in the legal dispute between Hallmark, the Kansas City, Mo.-based greeting card giant, and tiny Blue Mountain Arts of Boulder.
November 22, 1986 |
A federal judge has ordered Hallmark Cards Inc. to pull a line of greeting cards from store shelves, a first-round victory for a small Colorado company in its war with the industry giant. Blue Mountain Arts Inc. contended that Hallmark illegally copied its successful line of emotion-laden cards. U.S. District Judge Jim Carrigan ruled late Thursday that Hallmark must pull 83 cards from its "Personal Touch" line pending resolution of Blue Mountain's $50-million lawsuit.
July 19, 1999 |
When Stephen and Susan Polis Schutz started Blue Mountain Arts three decades ago, their goal was to support their self-described hippie lifestyle by selling silk-screen posters and greeting cards that melded her love poetry with his pastels of silhouettes and sunsets. When they added a free online greeting card service a few years ago, it was merely on a whim. The business of selling paper greeting cards had proved a modest counterculture success.
October 25, 1988 |
After a two-year legal battle with Hallmark Cards, a tiny Boulder, Colo., greeting card maker succeeded Monday in getting the industry giant to stop marketing what it called "copycat" cards. In a court settlement with Blue Mountain Arts, Hallmark agreed to stop publishing its Personal Touch line of cards and promised to help Blue Mountain get "equal and free" access to Hallmark card shops.
February 3, 1990 |
This Valentine's Day, try something a little more daring than a box of chocolates. Write a love letter to someone you love, or to someone you hope will love you back. "Love letters are never out of style," said Susan Polis Schutz, co-founder of Blue Mountain Arts, a Boulder, Colo., greeting card company. "Everyone needs to communicate honestly. Often it's easier to do it in writing." Writing a love letter--to some, a terrifying prospect--may be easier than you think, Schutz said.