Fed. Circ. Backs Denial Of 'Stone Lion' Trademark

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's rejection of a bid by Stone Lion Capital Partners LP to register its name as a trademark with the office, finding a likelihood of confusion with fellow investment management firm Lion Capital LLP.

In a unanimous opinion, the three-judge panel was unswayed by Stone Lion's arguments that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board had incorrectly determined that its proposed trademark of “Stone Lion Capital” was substantially similar to two marks already held by Lion...
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