California Rescues Malibu Trademark From Grey Zone

Law360, New York (August 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury set a precedent Friday when it ruled that the California Department of Parks and Recreation is the rightful owner of the Malibu Pier name, and not a businessman who hoped to use the domain name for his Web site and clothing line.

The case, argued before the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, centered on whether a private entity, in this case Stephen Harper of Agoura Hills, Calif., could use a public landmark to make a profit.

“I think Mr. Harper saw an...
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