Texas Judge Rules Law Firms with Similar Initials is Not Trademark Infringement - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 14, 2018
A law firm using the initials P and M in its name did not infringe upon the trademark of another firm with the same initials, a Texas judge ruled. The ABA Journal reports that Paranjpe & Mahadass, which uses “P&M” and “PM” in its marketing materials, received a cease-and-desist letter from the PM Law Firm, and filed a suit for declaratory judgment in the matter. PM countered that it was entitled to damages for trademark infringement. Judge Robert Schaffer ruled that PM Law doesn’t have a valid common law trademark for its name.