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NBCU sued alleged squatter for The Office

This one could have been an episode of The Paper Chase. NBCUniversal is suing a company it calls a “trademark squatter” for the alleged fraudulent trademark registration of Dunder Mifflin, the name of the fictional paper company featured in NBC’s The Office. The suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges that Jay Kennette Media Group and its owner, Jay Kennette, “built a business based on registering trademarks belonging to others” in order either to sell the marks back to their rightful owners or to profit from “consumer confusion” by offering branded merchandise associated with a popular TV show, movie or videogame with which it has no legitimate connection.

情報源: ‘The Office’s Dunder Mifflin At Center Of Trademark-Infringement Lawsuit By NBCU – Deadline

TM Registration

Word Mark DUNDER MIFFLIN
Goods and Services IC 025: Hoodies; Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Graphic T-shirts.
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 87076381
Filing Date June 18, 2016
Registration Number 5235217
Registration Date July 4, 2017
Owner JAY KENNETTE MEDIA GROUP LLC

The Office

Litigation Info

NBCUniversal Media, LLC et al v. Jay Kennette Media Group LLC et al
Case Number:2:22-cv-04541
Court:California Central
Nature of Suit:Trademark
Judge:Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr
Companies NBCUniversal Media LLC
Universal Studios Inc.

The Officeとは

The Officeとは、1)イギリス制作のテレビドラマ。放映はBBC局(2001~2003年)。ロンドン郊外にある製紙会社を舞台に、無神経な上司によって振り回されるオフィスの日常をドキュメンタリー・タッチで描いたシチュエーション・コメディ。2)アメリカ制作のテレビドラマ。放映はNBC局(2005年放映開始)。BBC作品のリメイク作品。(デジタル大辞泉プラスより)
Dunder Mifflinは、主に紙や事務用品を販売する架空の小売企業です。この組織は、2人の共同創設者であるRobert DunderとRobert Mifflinにちなんで名付けられました。

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