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Pursuant to Sixth Circuit I.O.P. 32.1(b)File Name: 13a0052p.06
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT _________________
Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Southern District of Ohio at Dayton. No. 3:10-cv-25—Thomas M. Rose, District Judge.Argued: January 15, 2013Decided and Filed: February 27, 2013Before: BOGGS, ROGERS, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges. _________________
Bryce A. Lenox, THOMPSON HINE LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio, for Appellant.Darrell L. Heckman, HARRIS, MEYER, HECKMAN & DENKEWALTER, LLC,Urbana, Ohio, for Appellees.
Bryce A. Lenox, THOMPSON HINE LLP,Cincinnati, Ohio, for Appellant. Darrell L. Heckman, HARRIS, MEYER, HECKMAN& DENKEWALTER, LLC, Urbana, Ohio, for Appellees.
_________________ OPINION _________________
BOGGS, Circuit Judge. This case involves a trademark dispute over the rightto use the “AMTEL” name and marks for phonebooks in various Ohio counties. In2002, Defendant Steven Brandeberry sold his phonebook business, operated under thename AMTEL, to Barney White, who in turn sold the business to Yellowbook, a national publisher of yellow-pages directories. In 2009, Brandeberry decided to start a rival
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