Paul M. Tarr, Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group, Published a Article in Law360 on a Federal Trademark Case

11/15/2018

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Paul M. Tarr,  chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group, published an article in Law360 on November 15, 2018, analyzing a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding rights to a religious trademark.  In “What The 2nd Circ. Missed In Religious Trademark Case,” Mr. Tarr argues that the decision in The Universal Church, Inc. v. Toellner, No. 17‐ 2960-cv, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 31153 (2d Cir. Nov. 2, 2018), appears to threaten trademark protection routinely afforded to nonprofits and businesses with marks that have established secondary meaning from common or historical terms – protections that may be especially important in the realm of organized religion.

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