Statement from UH on South Texas College of Law Trademark Lawsuit


The University of Houston has prevailed in court today in its challenge of South Texas College of Law’s name change.  Judge Keith Ellison has issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the University of Houston and requiring South Texas College of Law to revert to its original name.  A court may grant a preliminary injunction when a party shows there is a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of the case, which the University demonstrated.  The University is pleased a federal court recognized the University of Houston’s strong trademarks and its reputation as a top-tier law school.  The University of Houston appreciates the work of its legal team.


"We are pleased with the court's decision. The evidence showed overwhelmingly that the name change caused confusion in the marketplace," said Tony Buzbee, principal of The Buzbee Law Firm, which is representing UH as lead counsel. "The next step is for South Texas College of Law to remove their billboards, change their website, remove merchandise from stores and change their name in the American Bar Association database. This is a complete victory for the University of Houston and the UH Law Center."

Background information can be found here.