5th Circ. Upholds Trademarks For School Colors

Law360, New York (November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case that could have far-reaching implications for sports franchises and colleges, a federal appeals court has upheld a decision that found that universities' school-color schemes represent legally protected stand-alone trademarks.

In a ruling Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said a lower court was right to issue summary judgment in favor of Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Southern California and the Collegiate Licensing Co., the nation's largest collegiate...
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