Olympics, Puma Call Truce In 'Tokyo 2020' Trademark Fight

By Bill Donahue (April 14, 2021, 12:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee and Puma SE appear to have ended their trademark dispute over city-plus-year names like "Tokyo 2020" — part of a broader retreat by the German company from an unusual legal campaign that challenged the trademark rights to major sporting events like the World Cup.

Puma SE withdrew four cases at the TTAB earlier this month, seemingly ending its trademark dispute with the U.S. Olympic Committee. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this month, Puma quietly withdrew four cases at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that asked the tribunal to invalidate the USOC's trademark registrations for "Tokyo...

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