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The limited right to use your own name (access required)

What do barbecue sauce, wine and law firms have in common? Each frequently ends up at the center of legal disputes over the right to use and/or register one’s family name (or “surname”) as a trademark. See The Taylor Wine Company, Inc., v. Bully Hill Vineyards, Inc., 590 F.2d 701 (2d Cir. 1978) (injunction granted which ...

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