• Are These Registrations Valid? A Quiz

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    Non-profit DC Bocce League was incorporated in DC in 2004. Its status was revoked in 2007 but it continued to operate through 2010. It filed its formal articles of dissolution on November 4, 2010.

    The respondent, owner of the challenged registrations, is Major League Bocce, LLC d/b/a DC Bocce League. It is a Delaware LLC formed on April 28, 2010. It registered to do business in DC on November 5, 2010. It claimed that the assets of the non-profit were transferred to it.

    The non-profit filed the application that became Reg. No. 3,956,136 on May 3, 2011. The non-profit assigned the application on May 10, 2011 to Major League Bocce, LLC.

    Reg. No. 4,221,456 was filed in the name of “DC Bocce League” on February 18, 2012.

    The petitioner challenged the ‘136 Registration on the basis that the non-profit didn’t have the capacity to file or assign the application because the events occurred after the non-profit was administratively dissolved by the District of Columbia.

    The petitioner challenged the ‘456 Registration because it was filed in the name of DC Bocce League, an entity that didn’t exist in 2012.

    How do these challenges come out?

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