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Friday Factoid: USPTO Registration for “LIGHTS OUT”


Shawne Merriman “Lights Out”

On April 13, 2014, former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman sued Nike for trademark infringement relating to Nike’s use of his nickname LIGHTS OUT. Merriman owns USPTO registration to use the term LIGHTS OUT in connection with clothing. Nike now uses a LIGHTS OUT mark in connection with its own apparel line. Source:


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