4th Circ. Affirms Talent Agency Name Not Infringed

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that the owners of a business called Washington Talent Agency could not prove the name has secondary meaning in the public eye, a federal appeals court has affirmed that a rival who registered a Web site in that name did not commit trademark infringement.

In a ruling handed down Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed an order of summary judgment in favor of Albrecht Entertainment Services and its owner, Ken Giordano, who in 2006 registered www.washingtontalentagency.com as a portal for...
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