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By John L. Welch
Thank you Ted Davis for allowing me to post a link (here) to your 2018 outline of trademark decisions.
By John L. Welch
Ruling that website evidence from a no longer active website is not probative, the Board found the term CAVIAR to be not misdescriptive of applicant's pet foods and pet treats, and so it reversed ...
By John L. Welch
Observing that there are no precedential decisions regarding an examining attorney's failure to properly submit Internet evidence, the Board ruled that both applicants ...
By John L. Welch
The Board granted this petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark KEMI OYL for cosmetics and personal care products, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with opposer's identical mark...
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed an opposition to registration of the mark shown below right for "restaurant services," finding that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority failed to prove likelihood of confusion ...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(2) refusal of the mark LEIPER'S FORK DISTILLERY for "insulating sleeve holders for beverage cans," various clothing items, and alcoholic beverages...
By John L. Welch
The 2018 Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases, co-authored by John L. Welch and titled "The Seventieth Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946," appeared in the January-February...
By John L. Welch
The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(3) refusal to register the mark LAROMANA for "brown sugar," finding the mark not to be primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive.
By John L. Welch
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of four registrations for the mark GIDGET for clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, entertainment, and various other goods and services in eight classes, ruling that respondent ...
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this opposition involving the two marks shown immediately below, for clothing embedded or infused with copper [COPPER 88 disclaimed] ...
By Edmund Walsh
Two recent events will drive big changes in ongoing and future post-grant trials (IPR, PGR and CBM). The PTAB has just announced that it intends to abandon the "broadest reasonable" ...
By John L. Welch
The Board affirmed the USPTO's refusal to register the mark ROSSO GRANATO for wine, finding it to be merely descriptive of the goods, and further finding that it fails to function ...
By John L. Welch
The Board rejected this applicant's claim of acquired distinctiveness for the mark PET GRASS for grass, grass kits, food for animals, and retail pet supply services.
By John L. Welch
The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark TOOL USA.COM & Design for "Manually operated hand tools ...
By John L. Welch
The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of the mark DR. DRAI, in standard character form, and the word + design mark shown immediately below, for educational, entertainment, and consulting services...