Regents reach settlement with Virginia school in trademark lawsuit | The Augusta Chronicle

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Regents reach settlement with Virginia school in trademark lawsuit | The Augusta Chronicle

A private Virginia university has dropped its legal challenge to Augusta’s new state university name, officials said Friday

The Georgia Board of Regents reached a settlement in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Regent University that allows the board to use the name, Georgia Regents University, Georgia university system spokesman John Millsaps said in a statement.

The Virginia school filed its lawsuit in September after the board’s decision was announced renaming the merged Georgia Health Sciences and Augusta State universities.

“At the time the Board of Regents approved the name Georgia Regents University, it was our conclusion that we had the right to use the name. This agreement confirms this conclusion and allows each university to promote and protect its name and brand,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “We are pleased to move forward in the development of GRU as an institution that will continue to make significant and lasting contributions to Augusta, the state, nation and beyond.”

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