Attack of the 300-Foot Tower: University of Texas Files Trademark Suit to Protect Campus Landmark

Many universities can boast of a famous landmark -- Notre Dame has the Grotto, Duke has its University Chapel, UC San Diego has the Geisel Library, the University of Wisconsin has the Red Gym. Of the more famous, the University of Texas has the UT Tower, a 307-foot clock tower with an observation...

Another Battle Brewing for the Buckeyes. This Time, It’s Not Ohio State Football – It’s Ohio State Intellectual Property

The Ohio State University licenses and markets many items using the trademarks "scarlet and gray," "Buckeye(s)," "Brutus Buckeye," the Block O with or without Buckeye Leaves, "Go Bucks," and the "Buckeye Leaf" decal, which has been placed on Ohio...

University of Arizona Immune to Counterclaims in Ansel Adams Trademark Case

Last week, the 9th Circuit found the University of Arizona immune to counterclaims filed by trademark defendants accused of wrongfully selling prints called "Ansel Adams Lost Negatives." Ansel Adams Publ Rights Trust v. PRS Media Partners, LLC , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 25896 (9th Cir. Cal. Dec...