Fox Can't Dodge Trademark Suit Over 'The Gates'

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A federal court in Iowa refused to dismiss a religious programming producer's trademark suit against Fox Television Studios Inc. on Friday, finding the court has personal jurisdiction to hear infringement allegations against the production company's failed supernatural crime drama “The Gates.”

In a suit filed last year in the Northern District of Iowa, Des Moines resident Louis J. Scorpiniti, who owns the trademark for “The Gate” in connection with a religious music television program he broadcasts via the Iowa Mediacom cable system, alleges the use of...
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