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Pinkerton obtains temporary restraining order against major U.S. record company; suit alleges trademark infringement by Los Angeles-based Geffen Records.

ENCINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 1996--Pinkerton's Inc. (NYSE:PKT) has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting Los Angeles-based Geffen Records and the group Weezer from selling, distributing or advertising the band's new album using the name, ``Pinkerton.''

U.S. District Court Judge John G. Davies signed the order Sept. 23, in Los Angeles which prevents Geffen Records and the band Weezer and other persons from advertising the record in print, television, on the Internet or any other medium with the name ``Pinkerton'' associated with the album.

A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3, at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles for a preliminary injunction.

Pinkerton is one of the world's largest and best known suppliers of contract security and investigation services. Founded in 1850 by the original ``private eye,'' Allan Pinkerton, the company today provides a broad array of security services and technologies to address the asset protection needs of its clients through 220 offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Europe and Asia.

With headquarters in Encino, Pinkerton employs more than 45,000 personnel and counts approximately half of the Fortune 1000 companies as its clients.

CONTACT: Pinkerton's Inc., Encino

Dereck Andrade, 818/380-8800
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