Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2022, 8:05 PM

H&R Block Tells 8th Cir. to Uphold Ban on Tying Cash App, Block

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

H&R Block Inc. pushed back at an Eighth Circuit panel’s suggestion Wednesday that only weak evidence backed a preliminary ban on Jack Dorsey’s digital payment company using its corporate name Block Inc.

The tax preparation company in April convinced a district judge to rule that Block Inc.'s Cash App Taxes can’t be owned by a legal entity with the word “Block” in it, nor can Block appear in any connection to Cash App Taxes. A panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit pushed on both sides’ arguments in what Circuit Judge Raymond W. Gruender concluded was ...

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