Small Bank Wins Out In David Vs. Goliath Trademark Battle

Law360, New York (September 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that affirms no infringer is immune from a trademark challenge because of its size, a federal appeals court has ordered one of the largest banks in the U.S. to change the name of its branches in parts of Pennsylvania to avoid infringing on the trademark of a much smaller but older competitor.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said Thursday that Citizens Financial Group infringed the trademark of Citizens National Bank of Evans City when it bought hundreds of Mellon...
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