9th Circuit Reverses Injunction In Trademark Dispute Over 'The Platters'

9th Circuit Reverses Injunction In Trademark Dispute Over 'The Platters'

SAN FRANCISCO - Although upholding a federal judge's finding that two defendants failed to meet their burden of proving trademark abandonment, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 2 nonetheless reversed a preliminary injunction barring those defendants from using "The Platters" trademark (Herb Reed Enterprises LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management Inc., No. 12-16868, 9th Cir.).

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