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Friday, October 28, 2016

Law School Formerly Known As South Texas Agrees To Change Name From Houston College Of Law, Subject To Approval Of University Of Houston

Houston South TexasFollowing up on my previous posts (links below):  Houston Chronicle, Law School in Trademark Fight Will Change its Name Again:

By the end of 2016, the private law school in downtown Houston will have yet another new name, attorneys said on Wednesday.

Houston College of Law, formerly known as South Texas College of Law, has agreed to change its name one more time in the next two weeks to avoid going to trial in a federal trademark lawsuit brought by the University of Houston, which said the new name and red-and-white color scheme was confusing to consumers.

Lynne Liberato, one of the lawyers for the school with a soon-to-be-announced name, said the college has taken down a banner on campus, removed merchandise from its store and plans to have several billboards taken down, possibly as soon as this week.

The school's legal team agreed during a hearing on Wednesday to share its new name — which will honor a benefactor and include the word "Houston" at the end — by Nov. 4. If UH officials see no conflict, the new name will begin to be implemented, and that process must finish by the year's end, the attorneys agreed.

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