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Friday Factoid: Duke University files Trademark Opposition to DUKE beverages from the Estate of John Wayne

When the USPTO intends to register a trademark, it publishes such intent in a public notice.  For 30 days after such notice, any person or entity who believes it would be harmed by the proposed registration may file a Notice of Opposition.  Duke University recently filed an opposition to challenge applications by John Wayne Enterprises, LLC to register DUKE in connection with alcoholic beverages. Source: The Washington Post Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: | 301.575.0302If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoid in your inbox click here.