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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Every five years or so, like clockwork, the Board decides a Section 2(b) case. This time it affirmed refusals to register the two proposed marks depicted below, for various governmental services...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Petitioner Flame & Wax found itself on the short end of the candlestick when the Board denied its petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark LAGUNA CANDLES...
Pryor Cashman LLP
Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman's Trademark Group, and Pryor Cashman summer associate Abla Belhachmi, co-authored an article about the increasing move of iconic brands...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Peloton Cold Brew filed a civil action for review of an adverse TTAB decision, under Section 1071(b) of the Trademark Act. [Complaint here]. The Board had entered judgment against Cold Brew as a discovery sanction [here],...
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
The Hook 'em Horns of the University of Texas earned a big win in a recent trademark opposition proceeding. This is an interesting sports trademark case.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
So far this year, the Board has affirmed 112 of the 119 Section 2(d) refusals on appeal.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board denied a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark THE NATURAL DOG FOOD MARKET & Design for "retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others,"...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Finnegan attorneys Brett Heavner, Yinfei Wu, and Jessica Hannah authored chapter 2 of the Trademark Licensing Update. The chapter takes a critical look at issues that affect the use...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark MBBM for "battery monitors" on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark MBBM-VAS for, inter alia.
Jones Day
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded The Ohio State University a trademark for the word "THE,"
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The following arguments will be available to the public live.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark CALI BANH MI for "Restaurant services featuring banh mi baguettes, banh mi sandwiches,...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
The Arizona Board of Regents' (Arizona State) appeal of its trademark infringement suit involving an anonymous Instagram account with the handle @asu_covid.parties has been declined...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Commencing August 1, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is modernizing the patent and trademark assignment request process because, going forward...
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
A recent appeal of a trademark application refusal shows the importance of filing proper specimens of use.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled seven (VII) oral hearings for the month of July 2022.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are Board's three latest opinions in Section 2(d) appeals, involving a total of eight refusals (six in the second case).
Venable LLP
The emergence of NFTs has expanded the licensing landscape for athletes and celebrities alike.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark SUPERSALT for "dietary supplements," on the ground of mere descriptiveness under Section 2(e)(1).
BakerHostetler
In many countries, marks such as single letters or numerals are considered nondistinctive.
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