9th Circ. Lifts 'Platters' Injunction, Keeps Rights Intact
By Alex Lawson
Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday reversed a ruling that temporarily barred a Las Vegas concert promoter from using “The Platters” name in tribute concerts, but also rejected the promoter's arguments that the successor interests of Platters singer Herb Reed abandoned the right to use the trademark years ago.
In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel said that a Nevada federal judge had failed to adhere to a heightened standard laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires a party seeking an injunction to establish that...