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8th Circuit Vacates Trademark Cancellations, Cites Lack Of Damages

(August 15, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — Although clarifying that their conclusions “should not be read as condoning . . . knowing misrepresentations” made by a trademark owner to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 11 nonetheless vacated an Iowa federal judge’s cancellation of the “Pakster” trademark after finding that the judge lacked jurisdiction (East Iowa Plastics Inc. v. PI Inc., No. 15-2757, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14762).

(Decision available. Document #16-160906-001Z.)

In light of its holding, the...
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