Osho Trademarks finally cancelled in the US: Order released by Federal Court
Message from Swami Chaitanya Keerti.
On January 13, 2009, the Trials and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in a strongly worded decision said that Osho cannot be trademarked. This decision was the culmination of a legal battle started nearly 10 years ago by Osho Friends International (OFI), an association of Osho meditation centres and disciples from all over the world, against Osho International Foundation who wanted to be sole owners of the trademark.
Osho International Foundation (OIF), Zurich , filed a Notice of Appeal on March 12, 2009 with respect to the January 13, 2009 decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. OIF filed their appeal in the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit in Washington DC . The appeal was about the correctness of the decision rendered by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on January 13.
Later on, OIF decided to withdraw the appeal and filed for withdrawal in the Court of Appeals on June 19, 2009. Osho Friends agreed for the withdrawal. Recently the Federal Court released the order dismissing the Appeal. The trademarks of Osho in the US now finally stands as cancelled. It is expected that the cancellation may soon be reflected on the website of USPTO where the trademarks had been listed.
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