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By John L. Welch
In case you haven't heard, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Section 2(a)'s "immoral or scandalous" bar to trademark registration "infringes the First Amendment" and is therefore
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark MAIN LINE REFRESH (standard characters) for "Medical consultations; Medical services; Cosmetic and plastic surgery" [MAIN LINE disclaimed], ...
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was written by Kira-Khanh McCarthy, a rising-3L at University of Notre Dame Law School.]
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark THE CARDIO GROUP & Design for "retail store services featuring medical devices
By John L. Welch
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below.
By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(5) refusal to register the package configuration mark shown below, for "canned fish; tinned fish."
By John L. Welch
In this long-running cancellation proceeding aimed at a registration for the mark COHIBA for cigars, the Board considered.
By John L. Welch
In one of the more interesting cases in recent memory, the Board rendered a split decision regarding registrability of the "design" shown immediately below, for snow groomers
By John L. Welch
In an enervating 22-page opinion, the Board rendered a split decision in this appeal from a genericness refusal of the service mark HEALTHPLANS.COM
By Amanda B. Slade, John L. Strand
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 24 decision in Iancu v. Brunetti provides a green light for immoral or scandalous marks to receive federal trademark protection.
By Amanda B. Slade
The Board upheld Section 2(e)(3) geographic deceptiveness refusals of the mark shown here (with COPENHAGEN disclaimed) for "tableware, namely, forks, knives, spoons, razors; hunting knives"...
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was written by Stephanie Grace Stella, an associate in the Trademark Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.] The USPTO refused to register the mark FRANCIEPANTS
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark RUFF CHEWERS, in standard characters (CHEWERS disclaimed), for dog and pet toys.
By Ethan Marks, John L. Strand
On May 20, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, No. 17-1657, 2019 WL 2166392 (U.S. 2019), resolving a long-standing issue at the center
By John L. Welch
In this cancellation proceeding involving a registration for the mark CAPTAIN CANNABIS for comic books, the Board faced the question of whether a witness located in the United States