3rd Circ. Says TTAB Ruling Doesn't Preclude Later Lawsuit

By Bill Donahue (September 17, 2021, 3:21 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday revived a bitter trademark dispute between former musicians from the soul group The Ebonys over the rights to the name, ruling that an earlier decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board did not block a later infringement lawsuit.

The Third Circuit on Friday revived a trademark dispute between former members of soul group The Ebonys. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Restarting a lawsuit filed by Ebonys member David Beasley against onetime bandmate William Howard, the appeals court said the case was not precluded by an earlier TTAB ruling that had rejected related accusations.

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