Pasadena Throws Flag On TM Suit Over Rose Bowl Game

By Craig Clough (March 3, 2021, 6:01 PM EST) -- Pasadena urged a California federal judge Tuesday to toss a trademark infringement suit from the organization behind the Rose Bowl football game, saying the lawsuit is "not about trademarks" but rather the Tournament of Roses Association seeking approval to move the game out of the city during future emergency events.

The city said it concedes that the association owns the trademarks in question while pointing to what it sees as the real intent of the lawsuit, which is a contract squabble between the two parties after the association moved the January 2021 game out of Pasadena due to COVID-19 restrictions on...

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