6th Circuit Confirms Website Is Not A Protectable Trademark

CINCINNATI - An Ohio federal judge properly granted trademark infringement defendants summary judgment on grounds that the plaintiff's primary website is descriptive in nature and has not acquired secondary meaning, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 13 (Papa Ads LLC v. Gatehouse Media Inc. and Copley Ohio Newspapers Inc., No. 11-3306, 6th Cir.).  Subscribers may view the verdict available within the full article.

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