Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is aware of the ruling in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, which states that Gander Mountain is free to use the Gander Mountain trade name and trademarks in direct marketing to consumers.
Cabela's believes this ruling is contrary to the agreement that was entered into by Cabela's and Gander Mountain in 1996 where Cabela's bought Gander Mountain's catalog division and acquired rights to Gander Mountain's trademarks in direct marketing.
Cabela's is currently reviewing the ruling and discussing its alternatives with legal counsel. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, an appeal of the ruling. While Cabela's and its legal counsel are disappointed in the ruling, Cabela's remains optimistic regarding any further litigation in this matter. Cabela's will continue to protect its legal rights.
Regardless of the outcome of this case, Cabela's is and remains the world's largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of outdoor merchandise.