NCAA Seeks Cancellation of “VASECTOMY MAYHEM” Trademark

The NCAA has filed a Petition for Cancellation against the trademark owned by a Virginia Urology practice for “VASECTOMY MAYHEM.”

The registration was issued in September 2020 for vasectomy services.

Now, what does the NCAA have to do with vasectomies?

According to the cancellation petition, the NCAA alleged Virginia Urology started off by using “Vasectomy Madness” to promote its services around the time of the NCAA tournament. The NCAA even included an exhibit showing the previous advertising used by the practice.

The NCAA and Virginia Urology settled the case and the Virginia based urologists agreed not to use “Vasectomy Madness” going forward. Instead, it appears they started using “Vasectomy Mayhem.”

However, the NCAA apparently still considers VASECTOMY MAYHEM too close to its own trademarks, especially given they own a registration for “March Mayhem,” as well as all the other “March Madness” trademarks.

Josh Gerben, Esq.

Josh Gerben, Esq. is the founder and principal of Gerben IP. In 2008, Mr. Gerben started the firm to provide high-quality trademark services at reasonable prices. Today, he is recognized by the World Trademark Review as a top trademark filer, having registered over 7,500 trademarks. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

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