Panel Hears Final Arguments Over "Realtor" Trademark

Law360, New York (November 17, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Final arguments in a petition to cancel the National Association of Realtors' trademark on the words "Realtor" and "Realtors" were heard Tuesday at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board office in Arlington, Va., Inman News reported.

As the owner of over 2000 URLs which include the word Realtor, student Jacob Zimmerman hopes to prove the words Realtor and Realtors are generic. As long as the NAR holds the words as trademarks, others, including Zimmerman, may not appropriate the words for personal gain.

An earlier challenge...
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