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By John L. Welch
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a Final Judgment ordering the Commissioner of the USPTO to "transfer" to Piano Wellness LLC ...
By Scott Forman
A recent district court decision illustrates that petitioners should think carefully about requesting IPRs of claims that they may challenge as indefinite in litigation.
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of registration of the mark BUYER ENGINE, finding it merely descriptive of real estate marketing services in International Class 35.
By John L. Welch
In the latest issue of The Trademark Reporter, Professor J. Thomas McCarthy discusses the CAFC's ruling in the INSIGNIA case, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC, ...
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Law and Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) will host a half-day ...
By John L. Welch
The Board granted in part a respondent's motion for summary judgment on the ground of claim preclusion, finding that petitioner Freki's claim of abandonment due to naked licensing was a compulsory counterclaim...
By John L. Welch
Professor J. Thomas McCarthy has provided the following thought-provoking comments on the CAFC's ruling last week in the ZERO case ...
By John L. Welch
[This is a guest post by Susmita Gadre, a rising 3-L at Northeastern University School of Law, and a summer associate at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.].
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark GUARDIAN AUDIO for "audio equipment for use in commercial entertainment systems for use in large public venues, namely, amplifiers, speakers...
By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal to register the mark PETROSSIAN in stylized form, for "Soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics; All of the foresaid good being sold in delicatessen shops."
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused to register the mark NIGHT for wine, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark NOCHE, also for wine.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark PINT SIZE HEROES in standard character and Stylized form for "Collectable toy figures," finding confusion likely with the registered mark PINT SIZE PRODUCTIONS & Design ...
By John L. Welch
The Board also found that Applicant Coca-Cola had established acquired distinctiveness in the term ZERO for soft drinks.
By John L. Welch
The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark SCOTTSDALE TAXI for "taxi transport" services [TAXI disclaimed], finding the mark to be "highly geographically descriptive" and lacking in acquired distinctiveness.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark FOUNDIT THEFT RECOVERY for "GPS tracking devices, namely, personal asset tracker, personal tracker, vehicle tracker", finding it likely to cause confusion...