CORRECTED: 1st Circ. Revives Hotel Trademark Row

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Wednesday revived a trademark infringement suit between two Puerto Rican hotels over the right to use the mark "Meliá," finding that the presence of two hotels using the mark on the island could potentially create consumer confusion.

The appellate court said a Puerto Rico federal judge erred in determining that Hotel Melia Inc.'s and Dorpan's marks, which are present in different geographical areas on the U.S. territory, could coexist. Rather, there are genuine issues of material fact as to the likelihood of...
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