TTAB Won't Rethink Brooklyn Nets Trademark Ruling

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 5:26 PM EST) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently sided with the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, refusing to reconsider a prior ruling that found a small company couldn't register “” as a federal trademark.

Bronx, N.Y.-based Cybervillage Corp. had argued that a board's September ruling in favor of the team was improper because the Nets didn't show they had made prior use of the trademark “Brooklyn Nets.” But the board said Dec. 3 that it had sided with the Nets based purely on its longtime control of “Nets,”...
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