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By John L. Welch
At Tuesday's "Trademark Office Comes to California" session, Judge Susan Hightower provided the attendees ...
By John L. Welch
Adding to a growing list of genericness rulings, the Board affirmed a refusal to register ALGAE WAFERS for "fish food," finding it to be generic for the goods.
By John L. Welch
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has affirmed, on summary judgment, the TTAB's precedential decision in RxD Media, LLC v. IP Application Development LLC,
By Kevin R. Mosier
In September 2018, the Patent Office created the Precedential Opinion Panel (or "POP") to increase transparency and predictability of proceedings before the PTAB by establishing precedent
By John L. Welch
In a less than scintillating but precedential ruling, the Board affirmed two refusals to register VIRTUAL INDEPENDENT PARALEGALS for "paralegal services; providing medical record summaries,
By John L. Welch
We're off and running in a new TTAB year. Don't forget that e-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below left, comprising a bottle in the shape of a male torso, for "Perfumery, essential oils ...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark ALACRAN for "alcholic beverages except beers; distilled blue agave liquor
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark A MOTHER'S TOUCH MOVERS for "transportation of household goods for others" [MOVERS disclaimed],
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark TEMPUS in the stylized form below, for "beer," finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark TEMPUS TWO for "wines."
By John L. Welch
Finding Nike's slogan JUST DO IT to be "exceedingly" famous for both Section 2(d) and Section 43(c) purposes ...
By John L. Welch
With the recent appointment of three (3) new TTAB Judges, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's membership now stands at twenty-five (XXV) Administrative Trademark Judges.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark BIKESTYLE, in standard character form, for cycling apparel including gloves, arm and leg warmers, pants, cycling shorts, cycling jerseys, shirts, rainwear, and hats, ...
By John L. Welch
Chief Judge Roger has announced that two Interlocutory Attorneys at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board have been promoted to the position of Administrative Trademark Judge.
By John L. Welch
First Coast Energy opposed an application to register the mark DAILY FILL for "retail store services featuring convenience store items and gasoline," claiming a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark DAILY'S...