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Don’t count on another bite at the apple: Supreme Court rules that TTAB findings on ‘likelihood of confusion’ can preclude re-litigation in federal court

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2015

On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated second trademark decision of the term, holding that US Trademark Trial and Appeal

TTAB rules wine is masquerading as cocktails

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2015

In the non-precedential ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board) found that the marks "MASQUERADE" and "MASCARADE" are likely to

Federal Circuit says merely offering a service is not ‘use in commerce’

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2015

In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit clarified the “use in commerce” requirement for trademark applications filed in connection with the

A monster trade dress win for monster truck company

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2015

There was good news for those companies that have products with unique designs at the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The PTO found that the

Supreme Court leaves trademark tacking in hands of jury

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2015

In a succinct eight-page opinion, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that trademark "tacking" is a question of fact that should generally

TTAB ruling in favor of McDonald’s leaves sour taste for MCSWEET pickles

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2015

In a precedential ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or the Board) of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) sustained an

Crumbs court deals protection for trademark licensees in bankruptcy

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Bankruptcy Code definition of “intellectual property” does not explicitly include “trademarks.” This has led to trademark licensees losing their

Board bursts broker’s bubble: TTAB sustains opposition on fraud grounds for first time in five years

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

For the first time since 2009, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has sustained an opposition on

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be trademark infringement?

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

A recent case filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida charges A&E Television Networks, LLC (A&E), with willful trademark

Supreme Court to hear case on trademark tacking

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2014

The US Supreme Court recently agreed to consider a seemingly technical trademark question that could have a potentially big impact for brand owners