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Oct 20 2010 | 1:09pm ET
A British court has ruled that a similarly-named hedge fund has violated Och-Ziff Capital Management’s copyright.
OCH Capital and founder Thomas Ochocki should have “appreciated that there was at least a risk of confusion,” Judge Richard Arnold in London ruled. “OCH is strongly distinctive for financial services. There is a manifest likelihood of confusion on the part of both types of consumer.”
Arnold said he would assess damages at a later hearing.
Ochocki’s lawyers insisted that the firm never intended to profit from Och-Ziff’s renown, and that the name stems from the fact that co-workers have long call Ochocki “Och.” They also said that the name was intended to be pronounced as its initials, “O-C-H.”
Ochocki said he offered to change the fund’s name to O.C.H. Capital to assuage Och-Ziff, but Och-Ziff noted it never took that step.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…