Harvard is an internationally protected trademark

Posted on by bisonrivers

In a long running battle between Harvard University and Fredco Manufacturing Corp. in the Philippines, Fredco filed to cancel Harvard’s registration in various classes, claiming a better right to the mark based on earlier use in the Philippines.

Having failed to explain how they came to adopt the Harvard mark in 1982, the court decided that Fredco did not own the trademark, which was deemed well known in the USA and internationally, having been used for some 350 years by Harvard University, which is seen as one of the leading education institutions in the world. 

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