Larry Flynt Triumphs Over Brother In 'Hustler' IP Fight

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Thursday ruled that the brother of pornography magnate Larry Flynt was not entitled to use the “Hustler” trademark for his adult goods retail location after failing to make royalty payments, despite his contention that the brothers' licensing arrangement was a “sham."

U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman said Jimmy Flynt had failed to present any argument as to why a licensing agreement between the brothers should be ignored in Larry's bid to stop his brother from using the "Hustler" mark in...
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