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By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark CARAT (Stylized) for aircraft connectivity services that enable transmission of data to and from aircraft.
By John L. Welch
The Board granted Applicant JFC Tobacco's motion to extend discovery, filed on the last day of the discovery period, to allow it to receive responses to its late-filed written discovery requests...
By John L. Welch
John L. Welch's article titled "Federal Circuit: TTAB applied wrong test in finding Coca-Cola's ZERO mark not generic for soft drinks" was published by World Trademark Review
By John L. Welch
In the latest issue of The Trademark Reporter, Professors Kal Raustiala (UCLA Law School) and Christopher Jon Sprigman (NYU School of Law) ...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MAVA for various clothing items
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration, on the Supplemental Register, of the term SECOND OPINION, finding it to be generic for "medical testing for diagnostic or treatment purposes in the field of cancer."
By John L. Welch
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition on July 27 and 28...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled seven (7) oral hearings for the month of July 2018.
By John L. Welch
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the product configuration mark shown below (shaped like "a bullet cartridge") for "automobile antennas," finding that the mark lacked acquired...
By John L. Welch
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a Final Judgment ordering the Commissioner of the USPTO to "transfer" to Piano Wellness LLC ...
By Scott Forman
A recent district court decision illustrates that petitioners should think carefully about requesting IPRs of claims that they may challenge as indefinite in litigation.
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of registration of the mark BUYER ENGINE, finding it merely descriptive of real estate marketing services in International Class 35.
By John L. Welch
In the latest issue of The Trademark Reporter, Professor J. Thomas McCarthy discusses the CAFC's ruling in the INSIGNIA case, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC, ...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Law and Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) will host a half-day ...
By John L. Welch
The Board granted in part a respondent's motion for summary judgment on the ground of claim preclusion, finding that petitioner Freki's claim of abandonment due to naked licensing was a compulsory counterclaim...