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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark I.W. SUISSE for "Clocks and watches; Parts for watches; Watch bands and straps; all of which are of Swiss origin as defined by the Swiss Ordinance governing
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark OXZGEN for "[n]on-metal dosing caps for bottles; non-metal dispensing caps for containers," on the ground that applicant's specimens of use ...
By John L. Welch
The CAFC issued a spit decision in this appeal from the TTAB's February 21, 2017 ruling [TTABlogged here] sustaining oppositions to registration of CORN THINS for "crispbread slices predominantly...
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was authored by John S. Strand, Trademark & Litigation Shareholder at Wolf Greenfield.] As we've noted before on this blog,
By John L. Welch
Giving "great weight" to two consent agreements, the Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of AMERICAN CONSTELLATION, finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark CONSTELLATION
By John L. Welch
It has been said that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods or services
By John L. Welch
E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update ...
By Andrew Williams PhD
As we have previously discussed, some petitioners for IPR are not able to appeal an adverse decision by the PTAB because they lack constitutional standing.
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was written by Stephanie Grace Stella, an associate in the Trademark Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.]. Delivering a lesson that not all things come to those who bait,
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was written by Kira-Khanh McCarthy, a 2L at University of Notre Dame Law School].
By John L. Welch
In a 31-page opinion, the Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of KIPLING for, inter alia, eyeglasses and picture frames finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname, and further finding that applicant ...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed Section 2e)(1) refusals of the marks GÁMOS, in standard character form, and the stylized mark shown below, finding the marks to be merely descriptive of...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T-T-A-B) has scheduled seven (VII) oral hearings for the month of October 2018.
By John L. Welch
I think the TTAB Tests this week have been too dang easy. Here are three recent Board decisions in Section 2(d) appeals.
By John L. Welch
In case you missed it, or (for some unfathomable reason) you want to hear it again, yesterday's webcast entitled "TTAB Update: Rules, Rulings, and Ruminations" may be downloaded here.