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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark VOTESAPP for "online social networking services accessible by means of downloadable mobile applications," finding it to be merely descriptive of the services under Section 2(e)(1).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
A TTAB judge once told me that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods/services.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Pro baller Terry Rozier (our defendant) began his career with the Boston Celtics and now plays for the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier's reputation around the NBA as a "dangerous scorer" and "fearless shooter"
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. No hints this time. Let's see how you do with them. Answer will be found in the first comment.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark ICY (stylized) on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark ICEE, for overlapping clothing items (sweatshirts). So it all boiled down to the marks.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On October 6, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled to incorporate the international trademark classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the ...
Holland & Knight
In a recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, a court ruled that a non-party to a lawsuit could be held in contempt for violating a preliminary injunction...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
NCAA college athletes should register their athlete trademarks now that they can take advantage of their name, image, and likeness. Registered trademarks provide strong protections...
Lewis Roca
The limited availability of custom-designed shoes, clothing, and accessories makes these items highly desirable and they fetch high prices. But are they legal?
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark REPUBLIC OF LONDON (in standard character form) for shirts, pants, and other clothing items, deeming the mark to be primarily geographically deceptively...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) recently decided the appeals from the three Section 2(d) refusals described below. No hints today. How do you think they turned out?
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
A number of trademark practitioners believe that the TTAB should be issuing more precedential decisions.The Board has recently made available a form for nominating a Board decision as precedential.
Freeman Mathis & Gary
Belmora LLC has petitioned for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court for a second time in a decades-long trademark dispute between Bayer Consumer Care AG and Belmora over their use of the FLANAX mark for over-the-counter pain relievers ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In its decision (here) finding likelihood of confusion between the mark IBKÜL (stylized) and the mark KÜHL, both for clothing items, the Board considered only one of four of Alfwear's registered marks.
Davis|Kuelthau
Social media is in the middle of many things we do these days. Thus, intellectual property law gets pulled right in and failure to take basic steps to protect your assets...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a non-precedential ruling, the CAFC upheld the TTAB's decision (here) denying a petition for cancellation of a General Motors registration for the mark SUPER CRUISE for "computer software, cameras...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Remember when you had to elbow your way through throngs of teenagers with overdrawn eyeliner to find your favorite makeup at your local store? Those days are gone (or soon could be).
Armstrong Teasdale
The Supreme Court of the United States recently denied review of an 11th Circuit case addressing an important trademark infringement situation.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Among the flurry of opinions issued by the Board on September 30th, the last day of the USPTO's fiscal year, were the three listed below, ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Pro baller Terry Rozier (our defendant) began his career with the Boston Celtics and now plays for the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier's reputation around the NBA as a "dangerous scorer"
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