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TRADEMARK RIGHTS: Court rules in ECU's favor

(Feb. 24, 2012)   —   A federal judge has ordered a Greenville man to stop using in connection with his publication and related website because it infringes upon East Carolina University’s trademarks.
James C. Dever III, Chief United States District judge, permanently enjoined Roy Hopkins Jr. of Greenville from making any use of the term “Pirates,” any skull and crossbones logo or any other logo, or the colors purple and gold, in a manner that is confusingly similar to East Carolina University’s logos and color scheme.