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By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed Section 2(d) refusals to register the mark BOYY for sunglasses and clothing, finding the mark confusingly similar ...
By John L. Welch
The marks covered by the first four registrations were not in use when respondent acquired them in 2010.
By John L. Welch
Biker Clothing Company petitioned to cancel a registration for the mark BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMERICAN BIKER for "Clothing, namely, t-shirts, sweaters, scarves, bandanas, jackets," on the grounds of fraud
By John L. Welch
In a case of first impression, the Board ruled that a color mark consisting of multiple colors applied to product packaging cannot be inherently distinctive.
By John L. Welch
Yours Truly will present a webinar on recent TTAB developments on September 26th from 12 to 1 PM EST
By John L. Welch
The CAFC's opinion in In re Detroit Athletic Co., Appeal No. 2017-2361 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 20, 2018) [precedential] is a primer on much of the law of Section 2(d) as applied by the TTAB.
By John L. Welch
As a companion piece, of sorts, to the upcoming TTABlog webinar, here is a collection (in outline form) of the precedential rulings by the CAFC and the TTAB since July 2017.
By John L. Welch
On September 7, 2018, the USPTO filed at the Supreme Court a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (pdf here) in Iancu v. Brunetti, seeking the Court's review of the judgment of the U.S.
By John L. Welch
Fellow Bostonian Keith Toms has called to my attention a precedential TTAB interlocutory order issued on December 28, 2017.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below left for "Food preparation services featuring fresh, properly proportioned, healthy meal kits and made to order for delivery...
By John L. Welch
[This guest post was written by Ryan Van Olst, an associate in the Trademark Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.].
By John L. Welch
The weakness of the term "ASK," the differences in trade channels, and the care with which consumers purchase respondent's products led the Board to dismiss this Section 2(d) petition for cancellation of a registration...
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of I'M SMOKING HOT for cosmetics, makeup, and other personal care products
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has scheduled five (5) oral hearings for the month of September 2018.
By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark LA CHULA & Design (shown immediately below) for "preserved, frozen, dried, and cooked fruits," ...