What Happens to Brands when the Circus Leaves Town

April 1, 2018 – Media Mention
State Bar News

Barry Werbin was quoted in State Bar News discussing the complicated issue of the fate of trademark licenses when a licensor files for bankruptcy. The discussion stemmed from the recent trademark infringement lawsuit The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus filed against musician Kid Rock, when he announced his “The Greatest Show on Earth Tour.” Werbin also weighed in on when a trademark can be deemed abandoned and available to the public. Werbin stated, “The key is whether the trademark owner has an intent to resume use.”