Education A National Roundup

Name Challenged

By Andrew Trotter — January 04, 2005 1 min read

Regis University in Denver has sued six individuals in federal court in Spokane, Wash., for alleged trademark infringement and unfair business practices in the use of an almost identical name, St. Regis University, for a college identified as a “diploma mill.” St. Regis gained attention last year after the Georgia Professional Standards Commission discovered that 10 Georgia educators had applied for salary increases based on bogus doctoral degrees they had purchased from the school. (“Evaluator Reverses Position on Degrees From Saint Regis,” May 19, 2004.)

A version of this article appeared in the January 05, 2005 edition of Education Week