'Boston Strong' Trademark Unlikely To Sway USPTO Or Public

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Two applications to trademark the phrase "Boston Strong" in the wake of last week's terrorist attack may face an uphill battle in securing the mark and a public backlash if the owners ever try to enforce it, attorneys say.

"Boston Strong" quickly became a rallying cry of support for the city after the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon, and separate applications by a T-shirt company and an individual to trademark the phrase were filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just two days...
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