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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the marks SMARTLINK (in standard characters) and SMARTLINK SYSTEMS, for billboard monitoring services, deeming Applicant Outdoorlink's specimens of use unacceptable.
By John L. Welch
On the average of twice per month, the Board reverses a Section 2(d) refusal. Here, the Board found the mark CMC for "Non-metallic underground columns for land stabilization and reinforcement ...
By Lingyin Ge
An IPR follow-on petitioner may find it particularly challenging to select the best prior art references and arguments to submit to the PTAB.
By John L. Welch
Here's the scoop: In a 49-page opinion, the Board affirmed a trifusal (TM) of the mark SCOOP for "frozen confections and ice cream promoted and distributed by a mascot named SCOOP at product promotions and distributions ...
By John L. Welch
In an eight-page opinion, the CAFC upheld the Board's decision (here) affirming a Section 2(d) refusal to register the word+design mark shown below for various clothing items
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-A-Bee) has scheduled seven (VII) oral hearings for the month of July 2019. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Law and Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
By John L. Welch
In a nonprecedential ruling, the CAFC has affirmed the Board's decision finding Louis Vuitton Malletier's mark APOGÉE for perfume confusable with the registered mark APHOGEE for hair care preparations.
By John L. Welch
The Board sustained an opposition to registration of HOLLYWOOD HOTEL for hotel and bar services, finding that the applicant was not the owner of the mark at the time it filed its application to register.
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
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.