Trademark Rights Can Be Upheld Even If No Sales, Existing Businesses Or No Intent To Form A Business

The court in Rodgers and Hammerstein v. UMG Records determined that compulsory licensing under copyright law does not include websites that allow streaming audio. These compulsory licenses did not apply to Internet streaming services.

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