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Fed. Circ. Backs Rejection Of Dr.'s Bid For Veterinary TM

Law360, New York (June 8, 2017, 10:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision to cancel a veterinarian's registration of a trademark on the phrase "The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation," holding that while she helped form the organization, she does not own the mark.

Dr. Sheila Lyons, who previously served as chair of the committee that organized the college, argued that the TTAB incorrectly found that she didn’t own the mark when she filed her application since the evidence demonstrates that she, and not...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lyons v. The American College

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

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Date Filed

May 12, 2016

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