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By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this petition for cancellation on summary judgment, ruling that the USPTO's acceptance of an untimely Section 8 Declaration is not a ground for cancellation.
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed two refusals of the mark SOUTHFACE VILLAGE, in standard character and design form, for "providing an Internet portal offering information in the fields of real estate
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark NEW SILK ROAD for clothing, on the ground that the mark is deceptive under Section 2(a) ...
By John L. Welch
"The Trademark Office Comes to California," set for April 2 in San Francisco, and April 4 in Los Angeles, is one of the flagship events hosted by the California Lawyers Association Intellectual
By John L. Welch
Kicking Horse Coffee won again at the TTAB (its prior victory was TTABlogged here), this time giving the boot to the mark KICK ASS ...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Reporter has published its latest Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases: "The Seventy-First Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946
By John L. Welch
Finding that the bearded skull design, below, fails to function as a trademark for various clothing items, the Board affirmed a refusal to register under Sections 1, 2, and 45 of the Lanham Act.
By John L. Welch
In a 33-page opinion, the Board sustained this opposition to registration of CRABS ADJUST HUMIDITY, in standard character and design form, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY.
By John L. Welch
In this brew-ha-ha over the mark COFFEE STUDIO, Respondent Reign LLC moved for dismissal after petitioner failed to submit any evidence or testimony during its testimony period.
By John L. Welch
The 2019 Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases, co-authored by John L. Welch and titled "The Seventy-First Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark NABOSO for foot orthotics, yoga mats, and rubber flooring, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with four registered marks
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T-T-A-B, not Tee-tab) has scheduled seven (VII) oral hearings for the month of March 2019.
By John L. Welch
This guest post was authored by John L. Strand, Trademark and Litigation Shareholder at Wolf Greenfield.
By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(2) refusal to register the mark BA BEEF for "beef; flavored nuts; frozen fish; pork; poultry; preserved fish; processed pecans; seasoned nuts; chicken!.
By Elizabeth A. DiMarco
In the 2017 precedential decision General Plastic Co. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, the PTAB established a set of seven non-exclusive factors that it will consider in exercising its discretion