December 27, 1991 |
Random House Ordered to Pay $4 Million: A federal judge ordered Random House Inc. to pay $4 million for copying the dust jacket of Merriam-Webster Inc.'s dictionary. The publisher of Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary had sued Random House early this year over its Webster's College Dictionary. A federal jury in October ruled that Random House did not infringe on the trademark "Webster's Collegiate." But it found that Random House copied the look of Merriam-Webster's dictionary.