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UH System files lawsuit against Houston law school over name change

The University of Houston System filed a lawsuit last Monday, June 27 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against South Texas College of Law. The University of Houston claims that South Texas College of Law’s proposed name change to Houston College of Law is “strikingly similar to the University of Houston Law Center and all of the various alternate marks associated with that institution.”

In the court papers, the University of Houston reiterated, “Through this suit, UH seeks to protect its hard-earned reputation and its well-known brand.” The new Houston College of Law, on the other hand, maintained that the name change is to differentiate themselves from South Texas. Houston College of Law Board of Directors Chairman J. Ken Johnson claimed, “For many years we’ve dealt with misunderstanding surrounding ‘South Texas’, which is not descriptive of our historic location in downtown Houston.”

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