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University of Miami’s “Sebastian the Ibis” Mark Is Neither a Mutilated, Nor a Phantom Mark

On June 6, 2017, the TTAB issued a precedential opinion addressing trademark mutilation and phantom marks.

The University of Miami sought federal trademark registration for its mascot “Sebastian the Ibis,” describing the mark as follows:  “The mark consists of an ibis wearing a hat and a sweater.”

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