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Womble Carlyle
Owners of federal trademark registrations and applications have been continuously targeted by scam artists who pull owner names from the USPTO database and contact these owners offering...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "TTAB") decided that a licensee...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Joe Matal, interim director of the Patent Office, addressed the IPO's 45th Annual Meeting on September 19, 2017, in San Francisco.
I like to think of myself as pretty open-minded when it comes to music — I like classical and classic rock; blues and bluegrass; opera and opry. In an attempt to further broaden my musical horizons...
Jones Day
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has released AIA trial filing and disposition numbers for July 2017.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition, finding applicant's mark SUNDICATORS likely to cause confusion with opposer's mark SUN/DICATORS...
Foley Hoag LLP
In celebration of the Intellectual Property Owners Association's Annual Meeting, currently underway in San Francisco, we offer a brief tour through some GOLDEN GATE-themed trademarks.
The availability of forums for third parties to contest the validity of patents is crucial for a strong patent system.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are three Section 2(d) appeals decided two days ago. Third-party use and registration evidence played a significant role in each case.
Butler Snow LLP
The great Bobby Jones, himself a lawyer, once said that "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course … the space between your ears."
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In a significant decision issued on Friday, Judge Denise Cote granted summary judgment in favor of the class action plaintiff organizations against the owners of the publishing rights to..
Brooks Kushman
A familiar strategy in inter partes ("IPR") review proceedings under the America Invents Act ("AIA") is for petitioners to file multiple petitions challenging claims in an issued patent...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The trainings establish a direct line of communication between the examiners and attorneys practicing before the trademark office in question.
Thompson Coburn LLP
This is far from the truth. Instead, copyright law served to vindicate a small Utah company that pioneered filtering and adhered to the law.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The PTAB explained that the Office's In re Packard approach effectively results in a lower threshold for ambiguity than the Nautilus standard now applied by courts.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark GUILTY OF EVERYTHING GOE for backpacks, clothing, and skateboards, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark...
Fenwick & West LLP
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has long been viewed as an economical alternative to litigation for parties seeking to protect their trademark rights.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years. It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
What happens when you want to register a word mark, and someone else has an existing trademark for a stylized mark containing similar words?
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark BRASSERIE KUNZ for "restaurant services, namely, providing of food and beverages for consumption on and off the premises"...
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Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
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After the district court determined that Omnia did not infringe Stone Creek's trademark, Stone Creek appealed.
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