Carpet Cleaner Says USOC Olympic TM Suit Should Continue

Law360, New York (October 24, 2016, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A carpet cleaning business that wanted to post messages on social media about the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics told a Minnesota federal court that its preemptive suit against the U.S. Olympic Committee over threats not to use the committee's trademarks should continue despite the fact the business did not post during the games this past August.

HSK LLC, Minnesota-based franchisee of Zerorez carpet cleaning, said Friday that it has established that it was in reasonable "apprehension" of legal action from the USOC if it tried to tweet or post on other social media about the Olympics, and is therefore able to...

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