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By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark ATHLETE INTELLIGENCE, in standard character form, for wearable monitoring devices and systems.
By John L. Welch
Applicant began use of its marks in 2002 and 2005, more than seven years before registrant filed its application to register.
By John L. Welch
A Few New Orleans Photos From INTALM
By John L. Welch
Diesel S.p.A. opposed an application to register MISEL DISEL for "smooth shave enhancer, namely, pre-shave liquid," claiming a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark DIESEL for, inter alia, pre- and after shave creams and lotions.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of the mark COCOON BY SEALY in standard character and design form, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark SLEEP COCOON, both for mattresses and pillows.
By Matthew H. Grady, Daniel G. Rudoy PhD
Developing the right strategy for protecting intellectual property is vital to any starting company.
By John L. Welch
The goods are relatively inexpensive items that are purchased without a great deal of care.
By John L. Welch
Here are three recently decided Section 2(d) cases: one opposition and two appeals. See if you can "guess" how they came out.
By John L. Welch
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T-T-A-B) has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of November 2018
By John L. Welch
The USPTO refused registration of ALLEN HOTEL for "hotel accommodation services" [HOTEL disclaimed], finding the mark to be primarily geographically descriptive under Section 2(e)(2)
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed two refusals to register the photograph of "Grumpy Cat" shown below, as a trademark for, inter alia, computer apps, paper goods, and stuffed toys, and as a service mark for entertainment services...
By Stuart Duncan Smith
Section 311(b) of the American Invents Act ("AIA") provides that a petitioner may request cancellation of a one or more claims of a patent "only on a ground that could be raised under section 102
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
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark CARDIO TONE, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark CARDITONE, both for nutritional supplements.
By John L. Welch
The USPTO is proposing to change the Trademark Rules of Practice to require that foreign applicants be represented by a U.S. licensed attorney.