(United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit) ‘priority of trademark rights in the United States depends solely upon priority of use in the United States, not on priority of use anywhere in the world. Earlier use in another country usually just does not count’
Kleinfeld and Graber, Circuit Judges, and COLLINS, District Judge
(2004) 391 F3d 1088,  USCA9 814
Cited – Starbucks (HK) Ltd and Another v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc and Others SC 13-May-2015
The court was asked whether, as the appellants contended, a claimant who is seeking to maintain an action in passing off need only establish a reputation among a significant section of the public within the jurisdiction, or whether, as the courts . .
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Updated: 07 April 2021; Ref: scu.566021