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TTAB Rejects Law Firm Application for ‘.com’ Mark

USA - March 29 2021 In its first decision on the registrability of “highlydescriptive.com” or “generic.com” marks since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last summer in…

Melanie Howard, Nathalie Russell.

Supreme Court: ‘Generic.com’ Domains Not Necessarily Generic; May Be Federally Registered

USA - July 19 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that “generic.com” marks that constitute (or also function as) domains are not per se generic and may be Federally…

Nathalie Russell.

Supreme Court Rules USPTO Can Not Recover Attorney’s Fees as “Expenses” in Patent Cases Appealed to District Court - Are Trademark Cases Next?

USA - December 13 2019 In a case with potentially significant implications for parties seeking to appeal trademark decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)…

Melanie Howard.

Can adding “.com” elevate a generic term to trademark? U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com BV

USA - November 14 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether simply adding “.com” to a generic word can transform the combination into a protectable trademark…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on “Scandalous” Trademarks; Will Rule on Other Trademark Cases Next Term

USA - July 12 2019 “Immoral” and “scandalous” marks may now receive the full benefits of federal trademark registration, joining “disparaging marks,” according to the U…

David W. Grace, Melanie Howard.