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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark FARM TO TABLE, finding it merely descriptive of "wines" under Section 2(e)(1), and also concluding that it failed to function as a trademark under Sections 1, 2, and 45 of the Trademark Act.
By John L. Welch
The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition, finding applicant's mark SUNDICATORS likely to cause confusion with opposer's mark SUN/DICATORS...
By John L. Welch
Here are three Section 2(d) appeals decided two days ago. Third-party use and registration evidence played a significant role in each case.
By John L. Welch
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...
By John L. Welch
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"...
By John L. Welch
In a case of first impression, the TTAB ruled that a licensee cannot establish priority based on use of the subject mark by her licensor.
By John L. Welch
In May 2015, the CAFC (opinion here) vacated the TTAB's decision (here) finding the term PRETZEL CRISPS to be generic for "pretzel crackers," and it remanded the case to the Board for application...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the product configuration mark shown below left, for "barbeque grills," finding the design confusingly similar to the registered mark shown below right, for "outdoor cooking grills."
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of MINT VELVET for jewelry; leather goods, bags and wallets, and clothing, and for retail store, Internet, and catalogue services regarding ...
By John L. Welch
In a Section 1071 review of the Board's decision in In re Booking.com B.V., Serial No. 79114998 (February 18, 2016) [not precedential]...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled nine (9) oral hearings for the month of September 2017.
By John L. Welch
The TTAB affirmed a refusal to register POND POTS for "fabric containers for growing plants," on the ground of genericness.
By John L. Welch
Despite a consent agreement between Applicant and the cited Registrant, the Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark NORDIC in the stylized form below...
By Stuart Duncan Smith
Parties accused of patent infringement often turn to IPRs to invalidate the asserted patents, and winning in an IPR can mean relief from whatever remedy would be imposed as a consequence of a finding of infringement.
By John L. Welch
Okay, are you ready for another test? No? Too TTABad! The USPTO refused registration of the mark BIG KAHUNA DONUTS for "donuts" and "retail store services featuring donuts"...