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By Turhan F. Sarwar
Notably, these three cases demonstrate that the Board may deny institution on this basis even where aspects of the arguments, at first glance, seem new.
By John L. Welch
Here we go again! I hear the trumpets blow again! Oh, nevermind. You may recall that a TTAB judge once remarked that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark CAREBOARD for computer hardware and software for monitoring hospital patients, staff, and equipment, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark ...
By John L. Welch
In a nonprecedential per curiam opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB's decision...
By Stuart Duncan Smith
The same tribe also recently asserted several other patents against Microsoft and Amazon, and may assert sovereign immunity from IPR there too.
By John L. Welch
The Board noted that the fact that taprooms and brewpubs serve food and beverages is not enough to make those goods and services related.
By John L. Welch
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark CROC-TAIL & Design for "alcoholic beverages, namely, ready to drink mixed alcoholic drinks...
By John L. Welch
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark AMIGOS FOODS for "Wholesale distributorships featuring meat products" [FOODS disclaimed], on the ground...
By Chelsea Witte-Garcia
It is not uncommon in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields to file new patent applications based on results of a clinical trial or discovery of a newly appreciated feature of a compound.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark SLAY OR PREY, in standard character form, for various clothing items including T-shirts...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark SINFUL ZINFANDEL for "wine created primarily from Zinfandel grapes" [ZINFANDEL disclaimed], finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark CRAWLER under Section 2(e)(1), finding it merely descriptive of "light truck and sport utility vehicle aftermarket suspension parts, namely, link arms and coil springs."
By John L. Welch
Last year, in the TIME TRAVELER BLONDE case (TTABlogged here), the Board rejected a consent agreement while affirming a Section 2(d) refusal of that mark in view of the registered mark TIME TRAVELER, both marks for beer.
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of November 2017
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark WHEN IT MATTERS for "retail department store services and online retail department store services," finding the mark likely to cause confusion...