Awhile back I blogged on a TTAB opposition and cancellation between the Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. and Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc. The proceeding involved a dispute over who owns the mark JOYCE, the foundation that purchased and renovated a theater named JOYCE or the foundation that ran the facility. The TTAB held that the foundation that purchased the theater, Ballet Tech, owned the JOYCE mark.
The parties have now moved the dispute to federal court. The Joyce Theater Foundation filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 09 Civ 1225, asking for judicial review of the TTAB decision as provided for by Lanham Act § 21(b), 15 U.S.C. § 1071(b).
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