Judge Skeptical Of Netflix Claims In 'Messiah' TM Suit
Law360 (January 12, 2021, 10:10 PM EST) -- Netflix faced tough questions Tuesday from a Florida federal judge in a trademark and defamation lawsuit over its use of private prison operator The GEO Group Inc.'s logo in the fictional TV series "Messiah," with the judge saying it was frankly "unclear" why the streaming giant had to use GEO's name.
U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon appeared skeptical during a hearing on Netflix's motion to throw out GEO's lawsuit against it for using the prison company's logo and name in scenes showing an immigrant detention center with overcrowded and overheated chain-link cages.
Arguing for Netflix, Ilene S. Farkas of Pryor Cashman...
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