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Federal judge blocks former Cincinnati Branch from using NAACP’s trademarks
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

A federal judge in the Southern District of Ohio recently issued a temporary restraining order in a dispute between the National Association for the


Industrial parts manufacturer Rockwell accuses unauthorized distributor of Lanham Act violations
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell), a leading industrial parts manufacturer, recently sued industrial parts distributor Radwell International, Inc


Federal court upholds cancellation of REDSKINS trademark registrations
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia recently upheld the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (TTAB) decision to cancel six trademark


Federal Circuit rules TTAB applied wrong legal standard on PRETZEL CRIPS trademark
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) recently reversed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (Board) refusal to register


Use it or lose it: TTAB grants petition to cancel Del Taco’s federal trademark registration for former fast food chain brand
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

In a recent non-precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruled that the fast food chain Del Taco, Inc. (Del Taco) no longer


Macy’s fights to win back allegedly abandoned trademarks
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2015

Macy’s, Inc. (Macy’s) is currently engaged in litigation to regain ownership of multiple trademarks associated with Macy’s-owned department stores


TTAB rules that smart ones and smart balance not confusingly similar in light of peaceful co-existence
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2015

In a precedential ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board) held that SMART BALANCE for frozen foods was not likely to be confused


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In the non-precedential ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board) found that the marks "MASQUERADE" and "MASCARADE" are likely to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