Ohio State Univ. Hits Online Seller CafePress In TM Suit

Law360, New York (November 3, 2016, 9:06 PM EDT) -- The Ohio State University hit CafePress, an online merchant for consumer-designed products, with a trademark infringement lawsuit in Ohio federal court on Thursday alleging it is selling clothing and merchandise with its “Buckeyes” designs and other trademarks, including depictions of the famous “O-H-I-O” gestures and the persona of head football coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State alleged that CafePress Inc. offers T-shirts, mugs, stickers, bags and other merchandise on its namesake website using many of the trademarks or confusingly similar designs that associated with its its sports program, notably its football team, which has won 8 national championships, most recently in 2014....

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