2nd Circuit Panel Affirms Cancellation Of Pizza Trademark

Mealey's (June 30, 2016, 2:30 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 27 affirmed the cancellation of a federal trademark for pizza restaurants on the grounds that a family member fraudulently obtained federal registration for the mark long used by his family’s chain of pizzerias (MPC Franchise LLC, et al. v. Brent Tarntino, No. 15-717-cv, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11698). (Opinion available. Document #98-160712-037Z.) The case involves a dispute over the trademark for a chain of pizza restaurants named “Pudgie’s” that started out...
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