Fifth Circuit: 'Voice of America' belongs to US government

United States of America

In a dispute over the use of the phrase 'Voice of America', the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, addressing the issues of laches and the reliability of a consumer survey in a defence to a trademark infringement action under the Lanham Act, has upheld a district court’s finding of reliability of the survey and no laches based on lack of prejudice.

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