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By John L. Welch
Applicant Haden sought a registration on the Supplemental Register for the mark shown below, for "Medical and health care services, namely, medical treatment of allergies, asthma...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark shown below, for "vodka," based on the applicant's failure to comply with a drawing requirement and its failure to amend the color claim in the application.
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of the mark BLUE INDUSTRY for various clothing items, finding no likelihood of confusion ...
By John L. Welch
On December 10, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)...
By John L. Welch
In yet another in a stream of failure-to-function decisions, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the word+design mark shown immediately below,...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled nine (IX) oral hearings for the month of December 2019.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark HICCUP for various entertainment services, on the ground that the drawing (the work HICCUP in standard character form) was not a "substantially ...
By John L. Welch
John B. Farmer is a trademark expert who founded the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC in Richmond Virginia.
By John L. Welch
Here are three decisions issued by the TTAB two days ago, the first a Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal, the second a Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusal, and the third a ...
By John L. Welch
The Board sustained an opposition to registration of BLACKLAND DISTILLERY for "distilled spirits" [DISTILLERY disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark BLACKLANDS MALT
By John L. Welch
In a bit of snoozer, the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of COUNTRY OVEN for "Self-serve retail bakery shops; Retail bakery shops; bakery services, namely, online retail bakery shops"...
By Anant K. Saraswat
Challengers in post-grant proceedings like IPR may not reassert invalidity arguments in court that they "raised or reasonably could have raised" before the PTAB.
By John L. Welch
In two recent section 2(d) oppositions, the fame of the opposer's marked played a dominant role in the Board's Section 2(d) analysis.
By John L. Welch
Here is a link to the webcast recording of the November 5th panel discussion at Northeastern Law School, entitled "The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function."
By John L. Welch
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded the TTAB's decision in Galperti, Inc. v. Galperti S.r.L., Cancellation No. 92057016 (August 13, 2018) [not precedential]...
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