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By John L. Welch
The TTAB reversed a refusal to register the mark AWLVIEW for, inter alia, warehouse inventory management software, overturning the USPTO's rejection of applicant's specimen of use.
By John L. Welch
The TTAB, in a combined program with the PTAB, will take its "Stadium Tour" to Tulane University Law School in New Orleans on February 28th. The TTAB panel will hear oral argument in the two cases summarized below
By John L. Welch
Lisa Larimore Ouellette, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, responds to the article posted here yesterday, in a note entitled, Does Running Out Of (Some) Trademarks Matter?, 131 Harv. Law. Rev. Forum 116 (2018) [pdf here].
By John L. Welch
"Conventional wisdom" says that the number of available trademarks is infinite, or nearly so. Professors Barton Beebe and Jeanne C. Fromer of New York University School of Law challenge that assertion in their enlightening article...
By John L. Welch
The Board granted respondent's motion for summary judgment, granting this petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark THE EBONYS for entertainment services by a musical group.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark CODEGREEN for "nutritional supplements in pill and/or powder form," finding the mark likely to cause confusion ...
By Joshua J. Miller
A pair of recent PTAB institution decisions highlights that petitioners should be cautious when relying on prior art that was cited during the prosecution of the challenged patent.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark PEACEFUL PIRANHA for potato chips, processed nuts, and other snack items, finding the mark confusingly similar to the registered mark PIRAĐA for potato chips, nut-based snacks, etc.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark TERNURA for cigars, finding it likely to cause confusion with the identical mark registered for "liquor; tequila; vodka; wines."
By John L. Welch
John L. Welch's article titled "TTAB grants motion for summary judgment as to fraud counterclaim" was published by World Trademark Review.
By John L. Welch
Despite Applicant Louis Vuitton's attempt to sidestep the refusal by narrowing its identified channels of trade, the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark APOG╔E...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark shown below left, for "Computer application software for mobile phones and desktop computers, namely...
By John L. Welch
On June 29, 2017, the day its pretrial disclosures were due, Opposer Kid-Systeme filed a motion to reopen its time to file a motion for summary judgment.
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of February 2018.
By Nathan R. Speed
Collateral estoppel, or issue preclusion, is the legal doctrine that bars a litigant from re-litigating in subsequent litigations an issue that it lost in an earlier litigation.