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Albany Patroons Hoops Team Denied Injunction in Trademark Suit

Sept. 23, 2021, 8:35 PM

The Albany Patroons lost a bid for a preliminary injunction barring Demperio Sports & Entertainment LLC from representing itself as an agent of the organization, after the Northern District of New York said it can’t determine whether the team is likely to succeed on the merits of its trademark claims.

The minor league basketball team, once coached by Phil Jackson, alleges it has an “unregistered but valid and legally protectable” mark for the name, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Despite holding the mark, the Patroons say, Demperio Sports ...

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