Golf Course Accuses Co. Of Infringing Tournament Mark

Law360, New York (May 26, 2017, 3:59 PM EDT) -- An Ohio golf club that hosts an annual PGA Tour tournament filed suit against a newly formed company in Ohio federal court on Thursday, alleging that it is attempting to profit off of the goodwill generated from the club’s 40-plus years of hosting the tournament.

The trademark suit filed by the Muirfield Village Golf Club, which has hosted the Memorial Tournament PGA Tour event since 1976, accuses TCGC Properties LLC, a company formed in mid-May, of attempting to misuse its trademarks for the event. Muirfield has hosted the tournament since 1976, raising $27 million for charity, and this year’s event is...

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