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In today's edition of ridiculous copyright infringement lawsuits, two of suburban America's finest brands—Coach and Jo-Ann Fabrics—are about to do battle. The issue: "Customer confusion" regarding Jo-Ann's Blizzard Fleece fabric, or as Coach would call it, their Signature C logo. The fuss is over an elongated O that resembles that elongated C, but it's worth mentioning that Jo-Ann's apparently does this fabric in about, oh, 58 other prints, too. Charges include trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trademark counterfeiting, and other variations of the phrase, and they want $2 million per counterfeit mark. That's a lot of crafty moms to subpoena in court. [WWD, subscription req'd]