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It is further claimed on behalf of the appellant that the zone of initial precipitation is not a fixed and definite point, but varies with the amount of the deposit that is permitted to accumulate by failure to operate the cleaner as often as necessary; that in this way, the initial zone, measured by this accumulated deposit, is extended forward from the rear end of the baffle four feet or more. If this is the correct conclusion to be drawn from the evidence in this case, then the cleaner of the patent in suit is not distinguished from a mere extension of the nozzles of the prior art by being extended to a fixed and definite point.
It is a self-evident proposition that, where invention is claimed by reason of the extension of these nozzles to a certain definite and fixed point on the baffle plate, as distinguished from a mere extension of the nozzle, which would not amount to invention, the inventor cannot, in locating this fixed point, monopolize substantially all of the baffle plate, so that a mere extension of the nozzles would be infringement. It is true, perhaps, that some reasonable latitude may be allowed in determining the initial zone of precipitation; but that zone, for the purposes of this patent, cannot be extended to unreasonable dimensions by neglect or failure to operate the cleaner as contemplated and required to keep the baffle reasonably clean. If so, such neglect might result in extending the zone of initial precipitation the entire length of che baffle. This would mean, not the extension, but the elimination, of this zone.
Aside from these considerations, these cleaners are in the nature of permanent fixtures, and for this reason the point to which the nozzles are to be extended must be determined at the time of their installation. In determining this question in reference to the zone of initial precipitation the engineer in charge of the installation would naturally take into consideration a reasonable limitation of this zone, such as is shown in the drawings of the patent in suit, and the proper use of the cleaner at such intervals as may be necessary to restrict the deposits to this zone. If, when the cleaner of the patent in suit is installed in accordance with the teachings of the patent, the deposits, through neglect to use the cleaner, are permitted to accumulate for a substantial distance towards the front of the boiler and to the rear of the jet discharged from the nozzles, then it would appear from the evidence that the extended nozzles would not, and could not, dislodge this deposit for any substantial distance back of the jets discharged therefrom. Whether this be true or not, it is the theory upon which the appellee's cleaner is constructed. If it is not true, then it is apparent that the adaptation of the principles of operation of Bayer, 919,680, to long boilers, involves no problem whatever, but, on the contrary, requires no more than the mere extension of the nozzles.
However that may be, it is obvious that this is all that the appellee has done. It clearly appears from the evidence that the nozzles in appellee's cleaner are extended about half the length of the baffle plate. The length of appellee's nozzles is not determined by the zone of initial precipitation; but, on the contrary, it is determined by the effective range of the short header nozzles in the front blower, so that there will be no space on the lower baffle plate where soot and dirt may accumu(289 F,) late back of the end of the extended nozzles, and beyond the effective force of the short header nozzles, as would probably occur in the use of the appellant's cleaner, if the deposits were permitted to accumulate for any substantial distance toward the front end of the baffle plate and back of the jet discharged from the longer nozzles.
For the reasons stated, this court is of the opinion that the appellee's cleaner does not infringe claim 1 of the patent in suit.
The judgment of the District Court is affirmed.
JUVENILE SHOE CO., Inc., V. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.
(Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. May 14, 1923.)
No. 3927. 1. Trade-marks and trade-names and unfair competition Om70(1)-Adopting simi.
lar.name and trade-mark under which to market inferior goods warrants injunction.
Where a corporation engaged in the manufacture and sale of children's shoes adopted for its corporate name the name "Juvenile Shoe Company," and adopted a trade-name or design resembling the registered trademark of the "Juvenile Shoe Corporation," a competitor manufacturing a higher grade of shoes, such conduct was anú ple justification for an order of the Federal Trade Commission commanding and enjoining the former
company to desist from such unfair competition. 2. Trade-marks and trade-names and unfair competition Om69-Injunction will lie
to restrain unfair competition, irrespective of intent to mislead.
Injunction will lie against a corporation that by any artifice deceives the public into believing that its goods are those of another corporation having a similar name, and this is true irrespective of any intent to mislead the public, and especially is it true where the corporation are en
gaged in the same business. 3. Trade-marks and trade-names and unfair competition 71-Name not sub
ject to appropriation may be entitled to protection as trade-name.
While the word “Juvenile" may not be susceptible of appropriation as a trade-mark for shoes, yet a corporation which has adopted that name under which to market shoes manufactured by it is entitled to protection against the use of such name as a trade-name by a competitor in the
same line of business dealing in the same class of goods. 4. Trade-marks and trade-names and unfair competition 84—That unfair com.
petition has ceased no ground for refusing order to coaso unfair methods.
An order of the Federal Trade Commission, requiring a manufacturer of shoes to cease the use of its corporate trade name and labels because of similarity to the corporate name and trade-name and label of a competing corporation, will not be disturbed because of proof that the corporation restrained has ceased the use of the obnoxious label; such proof not being such assurance that the use of the labels will not be resumed in the future as to not warrant the issuance of injunction. Petition to Review Order of Federal Trade Commission.
Proceeding by the Juvenile Shoe Company, Inc., against the Federal Trade Commission, to review an order of the Commission requiring petitioner to desist from the use of its corporate name, and enjoining it from certain other acts of unfair competition. Order affirmed.
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The petitioner seeks to review the order entered against it by the respondent, commanding it to desist from certain methods of competition in commerce. The respondent's complaint alleged that the petitioner was organized on May 26, 1919, at Los Angeles, Cal., to sell children's shoes exclusively at wholesale in California and in adjacent states; that the Juvenile Shoe Corporation of America was organized in Missouri on June 8, 1918, to manufacture and sell children's shoes exclusively throughout the United States in interstate commerce in competition with others similarly engaged; that it has built up an extensive business in the sale of its product in California and adjacent states, and that its shoes are of greater value and of superior quality and sell for higher prices than the petitioner's shoes; that the petitioner's corporate name so nearly resembles the corporate name of said Juvenile Shoe Corporation, and its trade name or design so nearly resembles the registered trade-mark of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation, that it causes confusion in the trade, and thereby induces purchasers of children's shoes to believe that the shoes offered for sale by the petitioner are the shoes manufactured by the Juvenile Shoe Corporation; that the trade-mark of the latter corporation is "Juvenile Shoe System,” used by it since January 1, 1919, and registered November 30, 1920; that since January 1, 1919, the Juvenile Shoe Corporation used its trade-mark displayed as a wax seal, and this seal was employed by it by means of a label placed on the cartons in which the shoes were sold, and by tags attached directly to the shoes, and by means of a design on the soles of the shoes; that the petitioner put upon the boxes in which its shoes are packed a circular label, containing the face of a child, surrounded by the words "Juvenile Shoe Company, Inc.," which so resembled the trade-mark of the Missouri corporation as to be likely to cause confusion in the trade and deceive purchasers.
The answer of the petitioner admitted that the shoes sold by the Missouri corporation were of superior quality to those sold by itself. Upon the pleadings and the proof, the respondent made findings and held that the pe titioner had violated the provisions of section 5 of the Act of Congress approved September 26, 1914 (Comp. St. § 8838e), creating the Federal Trade Commission and defining its powers and duties, and it ordered that the petitioner, its officers, directors, agents, and employees, cease and desist (1) from using as a part of its corporate name the word “Juvenile," or any word or combination of words likely to be confused with the name of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation of America; (2) from using or permitting to be used in its behalf the word “Juvenile" on its marks, labels, tags, or other devices upon or in connection with the sale of shoes for infants, children, and misses; and (3) from directly or indirectly suggesting by the use of a word, mark, or label or otherwise that the goods of the petitioner are the goods of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation of America.
Fred Mansur, of Los Angeles, Cal., for petitioner.
W. H. Fuller, Charles M. Neff, and Eugene W. Burr, all of Washington, D. C., and D. N. Dougherty, of San Francisco, Cal., for respondent.
Before GILBERT and RUDKIN, Circuit Judges, and DIETRICH, District Judge.
GILBERT, Circuit Judge (after stating the facts as above). [1, 2] The record fully justifies the order of the Federal Trade Commission enjoining the use of the petitioner's corporate name. The petitioner went into the business of manufacturing and selling children's shoes and took a name so similar to a senior corporation that was engaged in precisely the same business and in the same field that confusion of the two corporations in the public mind was inevitable. The names "Juvenile Shoe Corporation” and “Juvenile Shoe Company, Inc.," (289 F.) are practically identical. The reported cases in which injunction has been sustained against the use of a corporate name afford few 'instances of names so similar and so likely to create confusion as those which these two corporations used. In assuming its name, a corporation acts at its peril. American Order Scottish Clans v. Merrill, 151 Mass. 558, 24 N. E. 918, 8 L. R. A. 320; Metropolitan Tel. Co. v. Metropolitan Tel. Co., 156 App. Div. 577, 141 N. Y. Supp. 598. Injunction will lie against a corporation that by any artifice deceives the public into believing that its goods are those of another corporation having a similar name; and this is true irrespective of any intent to mislead the public, and especially is it true where the corporations are engaged in the same business. General Film Co. of Mo. v. General Film Co. of Me., 237 Fed. 64, 150 C. C. A. 266; Nat. Circle Daughters of Isabella v. Nat. Order D. Í. (C. C. A.) 270 Fed. 723.
 Nor are we convinced that this court should modify that portion of the order here under review which forbids the petitioner to use the word "Juvenile" on its marks, labels, and tags in connection with the sale of children's shoes, and from suggesting by word, mark, label, or otherwise that its goods are the goods of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission found as a fact that the use of the word "Juvenile" as it was employed by the petitioner caused confusion and led purchasers to believe that the petitioner's goods were those of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation. It is not asserted that the Juvenile Shoe Corporation has the exclusive right to the word “Juvenile" as applied to shoes, but we think it has a proprietary and exclusive right to the good will which it has created by its dealing and its advertising with the purchasing public, as well as by the superior quality of its shoes, and that the use of the word “Juvenile” by the petitioner on its shoes, has, as the Trade Commission finds, tended to create the false impression that the goods sold by the petitioner were the goods of the Juvenile Shoe Corporation and while it may be that the word "Juvenile” is not susceptible of appropriation as a trademark, the right to its use as a trade-name may still be protected against the unfair competition which might result from the use of the same trade-name by another corporation, where both are engaged in the same trade, dealing in the same class of goods and in actual competition with one another, Pillsbury-Washburn Flour-Mills Co. v. Eagle, 86 Fed. 608, 30 C. C. A. 386, 41 L. R. A. 162; Straus v. Notaseme Co., 240 U. S. 179, 36 Sup. Ct. 288, 60 L. Ed. 590; G. W. Cole Co. v. American Cement & Oil Co., 130 Fed. 703, 65 C. C. A. 105; N. K. Fairbank Co. v. Luckel King & Cake Soap Co., 102 Fed. 327, 42 C. C. A. 376; Stark v. Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co., 257 Fed. 9. 168 C. C. A. 221.
 It is contended that, since the petitioner has ceased the use of a label on the cartons in which its shoes are packed and sold, an order to cease placing such labels on the cartons is not warranted; but it does not follow that the order should be dissolved. The Juvenile Shoe Corporation is not bound to accept the fact of the disuse of the labels as proof that the use will not be resumed in the future, and the mere fact that the petitioner has ceased such use is no reason why in
junction should not issue, Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Federal Trade Commission, 258 Fed. 307, 169 C. C. A. 323, 6 A. L. R. 358; Saxlehner v. Eisner, 147 Fed. 189, 77 C. C. A. 417.
The order of the Federal Trade Commission is affirmed,
UNITED STATES ex rel. DAVID v. TOD, Commissioner of Immigration.
(Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. March 13, 1923.)
40-Provisions of Immigration Act of 1917 respecting deportation
The provisions of Immigration Act Feb. 5, 1917, §§ 19, 20 (Comp. St. 1918, Comp. St. Ann. Supp. 1919, §§ 42891⁄4jj, 42891⁄44k), respecting the time within which, after entry, an alien may be deported for the causes therein stated, are retroactive.
2. Aliens 54-May be deported, if proceedings are instituted within five years. Under Immigration Act Feb. 5, 1917, §§ 19, 20 (Comp. St. 1918, Comp. St. Ann. Supp. 1919, §§ 4289jj, 42894k), construed together, an alien may be deported if proceedings are instituted within five years after entry, though not completed, and the alien tendered for deportation, until after expiration of that time.
Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
Habeas corpus on the relation of Rahane David, as next friend of David Markes, against Robert E. Tod, Commissioner of Immigration. Writ granted, and respondent appeals. Reversed.
Proceeding on the relation of Rose Schnirmacher against said Robert E. Tod. Writ denied, and relator appeals. Affirmed.
Markes and Schnirmacher are both aliens against whom the proper representatives of the United States began deportation proceedings on the ground that each was fit subject for deportation under the Immigration Act of 1917 (39 Stat. p. 874 [Comp. St. 1918, Comp. St. Ann. Supp. 1919, § 42894a et seq.]); Markes having been a professional beggar, even at the time of entrance into the country (section 3 [section 42891⁄4b]), and Schnirmacher having become a public charge by reason of insanity, a cause not affirmatively shown to have arisen subsequent to her landing (section 19 [section 42894jj]).
Markes landed or entered on December 23, 1913. On October 5, 1915, a warrant of arrest was issued under which hearings were held and Markes recommended for deportation as soon as war conditions would permit. Meanwhile he was released in the custody of the Turkish consul at Chicago, whereupon he disappeared, and on September 11, 1917, a warrant for his deportation was issued and he was arrested, but again released on bond. He seems to have again disappeared, but was again arrested, not later than January, 1922, and sent to Ellis Island, whereupon he sued out this writ of habeas corpus, under which he was discharged.
Schnirmacher landed July 2, 1914, and against her a warrant of arrest was issued November 29, 1918. An investigation was held, and she was released on her own recognizance for a respite of six months. She again became an inmate of a public hospital for the insane, and on June 6, 1920, a warrant of deportation was issued. She was again paroled, and again became a public charge for the same reason as before. In March, 1922,
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