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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
About ten years ago, a TTAB judge said to me that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark FETAL LIFE for fetal health signal monitors and related goods, finding the mark to be merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
New York City tour bus operator, The Ride LLC, offers a sightseeing service around Manhattan that is memorable for having street performers break into song or dance at random points when the ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In addition, the effects of COVID-19 may also provide a sufficient basis for claiming "excusable nonuse" of a trademark.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Major cultural and world events, along with even goofy tweets, often give rise to a run on the trademark office by those hoping to strike it rich through being the first to monopolize a phrase.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the four Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In a time when we're all watching quite a bit of Netflix, here's a story that is not about Tiger King.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Recognizing the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") is providing fee waivers for certain applicants that cannot meet filing deadlines ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the world of trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, time is often of the essence. Clients need to take immediate steps to prevent the harm that flows from the misappropriation of confidential information.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On Wednesday last week, Judge Seeger in the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion chastising Art Ask Agency for repeatedly seeking an expedited hearing on its trademark and copyright TRO...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Yet another product configuration "mark" failed to clear the Section 2(e)(5) hurdle, as the Board affirmed a refusal of the proposed mark shown below
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Entertainment Content, owner of registrations for the marks JUSTICE CENTRAL and JUSTICECENTRAL.TV, opposed Cooper Holdings' application for the mark JUSTICE NETWORK, claiming a likelihood of confusion under Section 2(d).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
With the recent appointments of Mark Lebow and Melanye K. Johnson, the Board's membership now stands at twenty-seven (27) Administrative Trademark Judges.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
As (hopefully) most of the country practices social distancing and extra conscientious hygiene techniques, ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
If a mark owner mostly stops using a mark for over a decade, does that mark owner have standing to oppose an applicant from obtaining a registration for that mark?
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark MOBILIZER for "massage apparatus and instruments," deeming the mark merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1).
Foley & Lardner
Reaction to the novel coronavirus—the SARS-CoV-2 virus—is changing every day as jurisdictions take measures to limit the spread of infection. Foley & Lardner LLP has formed a multi-disciplinary...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently found itself channeling Stevie Wonder in a precedential decision denying Opposer Chix Gear LLC's motion...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
As we start a new decade and reflect on the changes in IP law, we've highlighted some of the top IP moments and decisions from the past 10 years.
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