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Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – ‘OBX’ Sticker (access required)

Although plaintiff registered a trademark for items with the “OBX” designation to indicate affiliation with the Outer Banks of North Carolina,“OBX” has become a common abbreviation for the Outer Banks, and the 4th Circuit says the district court did not err in concluding that OBX is not a valid trademark because it is a geographically ...