EU High Court Sinks US Polo Association's Trademark Appeal

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- The Court of Justice of the European Union on Thursday shot down an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that denied the U.S. Polo Association’s move to trademark an abbreviated version of its name, finding the USPA’s arguments largely concern questions of fact and not law.

The dispute centers on the USPA’s move to trademark the phrase “U.S. Polo Assn.,” which was originally blocked by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, which handles community trademarks and community designs within the EU, after the agency...
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