Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cert. Filed In Universal Church Trademark Case

A petition for certiorari was filed on March 4 in Universal Church, Inc. v. Toellner. (Full text of petition at 2019 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 831). In the case, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a claim that the Universal Life Church had infringed the trademark of the Universal Church.  In Universal Church, Inc. v. Toellner, (2d Cir. Nov. 2, 2018), the court held that the term  "Universal Church" is generic in referring to religious counseling and evangelistic and ministerial services.