22
Jul/04

9th Cir: Playmakers v. Playmakers – Injuntion Denied


Ninth Circuit affirms denial of preliminary injunction sought by sports agency with registration for PLAYMAKERS, against ESPN’s use of PLAYMAKERS for dramatic series on sports.  Court relied on weakness of mark, differences in services, differences in channels of trade and sophistication of clients selecting sports agency services.

Playmakers LLC v. ESPN, CV-03-02894-MJP (9th Cir. July 15, 2004).

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