Judge: Domain Registration Without More Does Not Establish Trademark Priority

(April 20, 2016, 10:37 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A third-party complaint containing allegations of trademark and copyright infringement was rejected April 12 by a New York federal judge, in a dispute over the ownership rights to the “Elastic Wonder” trademark, a related website and the design of fashion leggings (Elastic Wonder Inc. v. Idil Doguoglu Posey; Idil Doguoglu Posey v. Spandex House Inc. et al., No. 13-5603, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49019).

(Decision available. Document #16-160418-015Z.)

According to U.S. Judge John S. Koeltl of the Southern District of New...
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