Monday, November 16, 2009

Supreme Court Denies Petition for Certiorari in Harjo v. Pro-Football, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Susan S. Harjo et al., seeking review of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Harjo, 90 USPQ2d 1593 (D.C. Cir. 2009). [copy of Petition here (431 pages)].

Susan S. Harjo

In its May 15, 2009, the Court of Appeals focused on a single issue, affirming the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that laches barred the attempt of Native American Mateo Romero to cancel six registrations for the mark REDSKINS (or variations thereof) owned by the Washington Redskins for football entertainment services. [A summary of the various proceeding may be found here at the TTABlog].

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2009.


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