The University of Miami Files Notice of Opposition for “Turnover Chain” Trademark

The University of Miami has filed a trademark application for “TURNOVER CHAIN.”

The application, which was filed in October 2018, has been refused because an individual from Delray Beach, Florida actually filed his own ‘TURNOVER CHAIN’ application back in 2017.

This has all come to a head in June of this year (2019), when the University of Miami filed a Notice of Opposition against that earlier filed application.   The Opposition claims that the University was the one that created the phrase “TURNOVER CHAIN” and was the first to commercially use it. This opposition was filed in an attempt to block the application that is currently blocking the University of Miami’s attempt to get the registration.

Therefore, while the University of Miami is very actively seeking a trademark registration for “TURNOVER CHAIN”, they will need to fight this individual in court before they will have a chance of obtaining the registration.

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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