Nos. 21-55642 21-55662 21-56095 21-56389.

60 F.4th 481 (2023)

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. CITIZENS EQUITY FIRST CREDIT UNION, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Argued and Submitted December 9, 2022 Pasadena, California.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James W. Dabney (argued), Emma L. Baratta , and Michael M. Polka , Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, New York; Steven J. Cologne , Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP, San Diego, California; for Defendant-Appellant.

Martin R. Bader (argued), Stephen Sandor Korniczky , Lisa M. Martens , Jesse A. Salen , and Karin Dougan Vogel , Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, California; Todd E. Lundell , Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Costa Mesa, California; James V. Fazio III , San Diego IP Law Group, San Diego, California; for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before: Carlos T. Bea, Sandra S. Ikuta, and Morgan Christen, Circuit Judges.


After a party obtains declaratory relief which decrees that it is not infringing a trademark, does it retain Article III standing to invalidate that mark? That is the central question presented in these appeals, and we answer it: No.

Defendant-appellant and cross-appellee Citizens Equity First Credit...

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