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Law Firms in Trademark Battle over ‘Employment Law Group’ Name

Posted Jun 13, 2011 7:58 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A law firm calling itself The Najjar Employment Law Group of Andover, Mass., has filed a declaratory judgment action that claims its name does not infringe the trademark of another law firm.

The Najjar Employment Law Group filed its complaint in Massachusetts federal court after getting a cease and desist letter from The Employment Law Group, a Washington, D.C., whistleblower law firm, the National Law Journal reports.

The D.C. law firm obtained trademark registration for its name in 2008.

Story updated on June 30 to clarify that the law firm obtained trademark registration in 2008.

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