Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trademarks of Osho

Beloved Friends,

This is to update you with the latest developments about the
trademarks of Osho and his meditations in the US.

Osho Trademarks finally cancelled in the US:
Order released by Federal Court On January 13, 2009,
the Trials and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and
Trademark Office in its strongly worded decision said that Osho cannot be trademarked.
This decision was the culmination of a legal battle started
nearly 10 years ago by Osho Friends International (OFI),
 an association of Osho meditation centers and disciples from all over the world.
Osho International Foundation (OIF), Zurich,
filed a Notice of Appeal on March 12, 2009 in the Court of Appeals of the
Federal Circuit in Washington DC. Later on,
OIF decided to withdraw the appeal &
filed for withdrawal in the Court of Appeals on June 19, 2009.
OFI agreed for the withdrawal.
Recently the Federal Court released the order dismissing the Appeal.
The trademarks of Osho in the US now finally stand cancelled.

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