Barclays Fighting To Hold On To 'Lehman Brothers' Trademark
Law360, New York (December 9, 2014, 3:59 PM EST) -- Barclays PLC has largely discarded the “Lehman Brothers” brand since it acquired much of the bankrupt investment firm during the 2008 financial crisis, but court records show that it's now fighting at the trademark office to prove that it still controls the rights to the infamous name.
It's hard to find Barclays making much mention these days of Lehman — the storied American investment bank whose dramatic collapse under the weight of toxic mortgage-backed securities drove the global financial crisis into overdrive. The huge British bank bought Lehman's U.S. brokerage business at fire sale prices during the height of the crisis....
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