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By John L. Welch
In a case of first impression, the TTAB ruled that a licensee cannot establish priority based on use of the subject mark by her licensor.
By John L. Welch
In May 2015, the CAFC (opinion here) vacated the TTAB's decision (here) finding the term PRETZEL CRISPS to be generic for "pretzel crackers," and it remanded the case to the Board for application...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the product configuration mark shown below left, for "barbeque grills," finding the design confusingly similar to the registered mark shown below right, for "outdoor cooking grills."
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of MINT VELVET for jewelry; leather goods, bags and wallets, and clothing, and for retail store, Internet, and catalogue services regarding ...
By John L. Welch
In a Section 1071 review of the Board's decision in In re Booking.com B.V., Serial No. 79114998 (February 18, 2016) [not precedential]...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled nine (9) oral hearings for the month of September 2017.
By John L. Welch
The TTAB affirmed a refusal to register POND POTS for "fabric containers for growing plants," on the ground of genericness.
By John L. Welch
Despite a consent agreement between Applicant and the cited Registrant, the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark NORDIC in the stylized form below...
By Stuart Duncan Smith
Parties accused of patent infringement often turn to IPRs to invalidate the asserted patents, and winning in an IPR can mean relief from whatever remedy would be imposed as a consequence of a finding of infringement.
By John L. Welch
Okay, are you ready for another test? No? Too TTABad! The USPTO refused registration of the mark BIG KAHUNA DONUTS for "donuts" and "retail store services featuring donuts"...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark GLOBAL GROWERS under Section 2(e)(1), finding it merely descriptive of "Frozen fruits; Frozen vegetables."
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark FERET under Section 2(e)(4)...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark GAUGEWEAR, in standard character form, for biometric data measurement devices (class 9) and various clothing items (class 25)...
By John L. Welch
Affirming a refusal to register the color yellow appearing on packaging for "toroidal-shaped, oat-based breakfast cereal," the TTAB found that the alleged mark lacks acquired distinctiveness...
By John L. Welch
A divided Board panel affirmed a refusal to register the mark CASALANA for "knit pile fabric made with wool for use as a textile in the manufacture of outerwear, gloves, apparel, and accessories,"...