Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Allegheny Valley School Beats Eugene Berry



Eugene Berry
Judge rules for foundation, Steelers in 'Terrible' trademark dispute

The Allegheny Valley School Foundation has clear ownership of "The Terrible" trademark, a federal judge ruled in a trademark case today, and the fame of the trademark, donated to it by legendary broadcaster Myron Cope, is undeniable. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab ruled in favor of the foundation and the Pittsburgh Steelers LLC in a lawsuit claiming that South Park-based Eugene Berry Enterprises LLC and its owner, Eugene Berry, infringed on the trademark by selling black and gold T-shirts carrying the words, "The Terrible T-Shirt A Pittsburgh Original." Schwab permanently banned the company from producing and selling the T-shirts. The trademarks benefit the Allegheny Valley School, a charitable corporation that provides services for about 900 Pennsylvanians with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Steelers have the exclusive license to market items carrying the trademarks. - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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