In Sloan v Auditron Electronic Corporation, the Fourth Circuit
has affirmed a district court decision rejecting the plaintiff's claim that the defendant's use of 'auditron.com' amounts to trademark
infringement. Because the plaintiff (i) had not used his service mark AUDITRON
for 15 years, and (ii) could not prove any intent to use it, the appellate court
concluded that he had abandoned the mark.