Bloomberg Law
Nov. 5, 2020, 11:04 AM

Quality Control Critical in Trademark Deals, Appeals Ruling Shows

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

A clearly written quality control provision paved the way for a disaster relief organization’s victory over a former trademark licensee in the Second Circuit.

Team Rubicon Inc. convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that it would suffer irreparable harm without a preliminary injunction against Team Rubicon Global Inc.

Team Rubicon terminated the right to use its trademarks by using protocols laid out in a licensing agreement with Rubicon Global after Rubicon Global allegedly failed to satisfactorily address sexual assault allegations against its sister organizations’ CEOs, the court said.

Quality control provisions allow a trademark owner to ...

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