Chess Museum Makes Opening Move In Trademark Battle

Law360, Los Angeles (March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST) -- The World Chess Hall of Fame, whose inductees include Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, on Thursday accused a rogue chess player of stealing its trademark to market his own tournaments and instruction services.

In a suit filed in Nevada federal court, the museum claims player Stan Vaughan has persistently advertised his services using the trademarked name “World Chess Hall of Fame” and its logo, along with variations, despite the St. Louis-based organization telling him that his actions were infringing.

“[Vaughan has] engaged in a concerted course...
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