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By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a refusal to register, on the Supplemental Register, the phrase WORLD'S BEST DOWN for bedding containing down [DOWN disclaimed]
By John L. Welch
Although the PIERCE-ARROW automobile was last produced in 1938, the Board sustained this opposition to registration of the mark PIERCE-ARROW for automobiles, finding a likelihood of confusion
By John L. Welch
Another test for you. Abercrombie & Fitch opposed an application to register the mark RED DEAR & Design, shown below left, for various clothing items
By John L. Welch
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Foley Hoag LLP are hosting a trademark roundtable discussion in Boston on September 17th, from 11:45 AM -2:00 PM, at the Foley Hoag offices.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark CANNONBALL CREEK BREWING COMPANY GOLDEN, COLORADO and Design, as shown below, for "beer" [BREWING COMPANY GOLDEN,
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark KP QUIK STOP & Design for retail convenience stores, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark KWIK STOP
By John L. Welch
Finding that relevant consumers would understand the term MALAI to refer to a key aspect of "ice cream, gelato, dairy-free ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen desserts, ice cream sandwiches, sorbet
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark KERRIDGE COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS for various goods and services, all for use in the distribution...
By John L. Welch
The CAFC affirmed the TTAB's decision finding a likelihood of confusion between the two marks shown immediately below for athletic clothing
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a refusal to register the purported mark shown below for a variety of goods in classes 28, 29, 30, 32, and 33, finding that it fails to function as a source indicator
By Scott Forman
The Federal Circuit recently declined to consider whether a successful IPR petitioner is estopped from making its winning invalidity arguments in district court.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO has issued Examination Guide 4-19 (August 2019), entitled "Requirement of U.S. Licensed Attorney for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants."
By John L. Welch
With the recent departure of Judge Susan J. Hightower (to become a United States Magistrate Judge), and the arrival of Deputy
By Emily Gardel, Daniel G. Rudoy PhD
Today, companies are developing AI systems to meaningfully analyze the deluge of biomedical data.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark LIQUOR SLINGER DISTILLING for "liquor" [LIQUOR and DISTILLING disclaimed], finding the mark