9th Circuit Reverses In Trademark Dispute Over Indian Tribe Name

Mealey's (November 23, 2015, 11:31 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A divided panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 19 rejected findings by a California federal judge that a trademark infringement plaintiff is likely to succeed on the merits of its claim in a dispute over various unregistered and registered marks associated with the Miwok Indians (Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians v. Cesar Caballero, No. 13-15411, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 20094).

(Decision available. Document #16-151130-011Z.)

According to the appellate majority of Circuit Judge Paul J. Watford...
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