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Slater subpoenaed in brand dispute

Updated: November 27, 2012, 6:57 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

Defending ASP world champ Kelly Slater has been called to testify in a Southern California courtroom over a trademark dispute between his clothing brand, VSTR, and New York-based apparel maker World Marketing.

At issue is whether Slater's VSTR -- which stands for Visiting, Surfing, Traveling, Responsibility -- violates a trademark that World Marketing has held on its Visitor apparel line since 1998.

Under the Quiksilver umbrella, Slater launched VSTR in January. In ...

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