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Rejecting Abandonment by Naked Licensing, TTAB Sustains 2(d) Opposition to LUCKY DILL for Restaurant Services
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • September 28 2016

The Board sustained this opposition to registration of LUCKY DILL in the design form shown below, for food kiosk and restaurant services, finding it


Hotels - Brand Expansion or Brand Explosion?
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

Consumer oriented companies commonly use "brand extension" to launch a new product by using an existing brand name on a new or related product, often


Oktoberfest - Where Beer & Trademarks Converge
  • TrademarkNow
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 19 2016

Locals and tourists alike descend on Munich’s Theresienwiese on September 17th to kick-off the world’s largest celebration of intellectual property


Malaysia: a bitter battle over ‘dynasty’ use
  • Mirandah Asia
  • Malaysia
  • September 13 2016

This is an appeal against the decision of the Malaysian Registrar of Trade Marks pursuant to Section 28(5) and (6) of the Trade Marks


The right of a trademark owner to act against preparatory acts of infringement
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Poland
  • August 30 2016

In the fashion industry, tags and labels are a key element of the end product. Therefore, the change of Regulation 20152424 and Directive 200895EC


Rio, superbowl, fairuse?
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

It’s Olympics time! And while most of the news has been about Zika and the conditions on the ground in Rio, brand owners know this as a time when the


Hand over the ouzo and no one gets hurt - Little Greek Taverna enjoins use of Little Greek Cuzina, and a Cheeky restaurant case from the UK
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • August 9 2016

The owner of a registration for the LITTLE Greek TAVERNA logo (below left) has obtained an interlocutory injunction enjoining the use of LITTLE Greek


TTAB Test: Which Of These Three Section 2(d) Refusal Was Reversed?
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

Last Friday, the Board decided three Section 2(d) appeals, reversing one of the refusals. Some say that 95 of the time, one can predict the outcome


“Crazy Horse” Is Still Going Crazy in Las Vegas
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the district court's decision that the plaintiff was the assignee of a valid trademark


TTAB Dismisses Surname Oppositions to SCHLAFLY for Beer, Finding Acquired Distinctiveness
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

The Board dismissed two oppositions brought under Section 2(e)(4) and claiming that the mark SCHLAFLY for beer is primarily merely a surname. The