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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark MONSALVAT FARM (in standard character and design form) for honey, maple syrup, beeswax, and alpaca hair, because applicant refused to disclaim the word FARM.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Justices expressed skepticism as to the application of the proposed categorical rule to the modern-day internet.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
I think I've been making these TTABlog Tests too easy. I'm not giving any hints on this one. Here are three recent decisions in appeals from Section 2(d) refusals.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Nokia saw no jokia when Somasundaram Ramkumar applied to register the mark JIOKIA for electronic mail and other online services.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Hip-hop collective Pro Era applied to register the mark PRO ERA for various clothing items, including hats and caps, but was foiled by Opposer New Era Cap, who for decades has extensively used,...
Proskauer Rose LLP
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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark DARBYSHIRE for audio books, fictional works, and digital on-demand printing services, deeming the mark to be primarily merely a surname under Section 2(e)(4)
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
"And to round out your starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks, at forward hailing from Greece, number 34, the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo!!!" (*cue cheers*).
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Last week, a decade-long trademark lawsuit met its end when the Ninth Circuit affirmed a non-infringement judgment for Jim Beam, the owner of the Pucker Vodka brand, in JL Beverage Co., ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board denied petitioner's claims of abandonment and fraud aimed at a registration for the mark DEVIL'S CANYON VINEYARD for wine.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A foreign business recently failed to prevail in a trademark lawsuit because it could not demonstrate it had immediate plans to commence use of the trademark in the United States. Plaintiff-appellant Abdul Rehman Karim Saleh...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Relying heavily on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's denial of an inter partes review (IPR) petition involving the patent-in-suit, a court in the Eastern District of Virginia recently refused to let the defendant...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark INFORMATION BUILDERS and Design (below left) for database software and related design services...
Holland & Knight
As businesses consider how to transition to a "new normal," a thorough review of intellectual property (IP) assets and a protocol for managing those assets should be part of the planning process.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are three ex parte appeals decided yesterday by the Board: a Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion case, a Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal, and a Section 2(e)(4) surname ruling.
Mintz
Earlier this week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") proposed rule changes for amending patents in AIA proceedings.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Last year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado denied defendant National Geographic's motion to dismiss claims that the titles of National Geographic's nature docuseries infringed the title of...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The private sector is showing creativity in combating price gouging during the COVID-19 era. Companies like Amazon and 3M successfully have defended their brands in the name of the public good.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a rare case involving a geographic certification mark (sometimes called a certification mark of regional origin), the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On May 6, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced it will temporarily permit the filing of plant patent...
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