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Court Won’t Dismiss VT’s ‘Hokie’ IP Suit (access required)

Virginia Tech may proceed with its suit against a local Blacksburg business, “Hokie Real Estate,” for its alleged illegal use of the “Hokie” name, as a Roanoke U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss VT’s claims for false designation of origin and trademark dilution under the Lanham Act, as well as unfair competition under Virginia law. The ...