1st Circ. Denies Tardy Injunction Bid In Trademark Feud

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit ruled Friday that TV producer Medical News Now Inc. is not entitled to a preliminary injunction barring Voice of the Arab World Inc. from using a trademark registered by both companies, since it waited a decade to seek the order.

A three-judge appeals panel vacated the preliminary injunction, finding a lower court had abused its discretion when it determined that Medical News Now would suffer irreparable harm if Voice of the Arab World continued to use the trademark MDTV.

The dispute is unusual...
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