Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association v. City of Pasadena

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California Central

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Andre Birotte Jr


  1. August 11, 2021

    Rose Bowl TM Suit Against Pasadena Kicked Up To 9th Circ.

    The group behind the Rose Bowl is asking the Ninth Circuit to revive its claims against the city of Pasadena in trademark litigation sparked by the relocation of the 2021 college football game due to California's COVID-19 restrictions.

  2. July 13, 2021

    Pasadena Beats Trademark Lawsuit Over Rose Bowl

    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a trademark lawsuit filed by college football's Rose Bowl against the game's California host city of Pasadena, ruling that a single Instagram reference to the game was a so-called nominative fair use.

  3. May 14, 2021

    Calif. Judge To Rose Bowl, Pasadena: Why Are You Fighting?

    A California federal judge asked Pasadena and the organization behind the Rose Bowl Game during a hearing Friday why they are in court fighting over who has control of the famous annual college football game, asking if the century-old partners could resolve the issue on their own.

  4. April 21, 2021

    Rose Bowl Hits Back At Pasadena In Hosting Rights Suit

    The group behind the Rose Bowl Game has blasted the City of Pasadena for its "naked power grab" in claiming to control where the famous annual college football game is held, urging a California federal court to keep alive its suit over the right to host the game outside the city in certain situations.

  5. March 24, 2021

    Rose Bowl Drops Slander Claim From TM Fight With Pasadena

    The group behind college football's Rose Bowl is dropping an accusation of slander from a broader legal battle with the game's California host city, Pasadena, over the trademark rights to the iconic name.

  6. March 03, 2021

    Pasadena Throws Flag On TM Suit Over Rose Bowl Game

    Pasadena urged a California federal judge Tuesday to toss a trademark infringement suit from the organization behind the Rose Bowl football game, saying the lawsuit is "not about trademarks" but rather the Tournament of Roses Association seeking approval to move the game out of the city during future emergency events.

  7. February 05, 2021

    City Of Pasadena In TM Fight Over 2021 Rose Bowl Game

    Pasadena, California, has been hit with a trademark infringement suit in California federal court from the organization behind the Rose Bowl football game, which alleges the city falsely asserts that it co-owns the Rose Bowl trademark and can bar the organization from hosting the game outside of Pasadena.

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