Jury Clears Classmates.com In 'Memory Lane' Trademark Case

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- A California federal jury found Wednesday that the social networking site Classmates.com did not infringe a sports memorabilia company's trademark on the term "Memory Lane."

The jury rejected the argument by memorabilia company Memory Lane Inc. that Classmates.com's use of the name Memory Lane for an online video business was likely to confuse consumers, infringing its trademark and violating California unfair competition law.

William Robinson of Foley & Lardner LLP, an attorney for Classmates.com, said the jury deliberated for about six hours after a four-day trial...
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