2nd Circ. Sides With The Platters' Reed In Trademark Feud

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 7:21 PM EST) -- Adding to a string of court victories for the late Platters singer Herb Reed in his decades-long battle over the rights to the band's name, the Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed a district court decision denying a promoter's claim of civil contempt against Reed and dismissing a case seeking damages.

The decision further weakens the grip on the Platters trademark of plaintiffs Larry Marshak and his Florida Entertainment Management Inc., who used the name for shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Several other recent cases in...
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