Commerce Bank Trademark Suit V. Founder Stands

Law360, New York (June 22, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss claims Commerce Bank brought against founder and former head Vernon Hill over his use of intellectual property, including trademarks and logos such as the bank's giant red “C,” that he helped create during his more than 30 years with the bank.

Judge Robert Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday denied Hill's motion to dismiss charges against him for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, while granting Hill summary judgment on a claim...
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