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University of Houston System triumphs in trademark lawsuit

The University of Houston has won in its federal trademark lawsuit last Monday, November 7, which was against South Texas College of Law, who, earlier this year, had changed its name to Houston College of Law.

The University of Houston System sued South Texas College of Law when the latter changed its name and colors in its ads, logos, and merchandising to a mistakenly similar look at identity. The University of Houston’s claim included that the defendant’s actions will confuse the public and potential students of the UH Law Center.

In a statement, UH Law Center Dean Leonard Baynes welcomed the development, saying, “I want to thank our legal team for their advocacy on our behalf including lead counsel Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm and Dona Cornell, UH System vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel. I am very grateful that we have been able to resolve the major issues and we look forward to continuing our focus on legal education.”

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