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TTAB Precedent No. 46: No Abandonment of A.W. SHUCKS

USA - January 28 2021 In its last precedential decision of 2020, the TTAB tackled abandonment. Its opinion proves timely, especially for the many business that may have had…

Avoid New Trademark Email Scams

USA - December 22 2020 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is the subject of some new and sophisticated email rackets. In addition to the solicitation scam we…

Catherine Farrelly, Rachel Santori.

Update: Fifth Circuit Upholds Denial Of BRIZZY Preliminary Injunction And District Court Refuses To Dismiss

USA - December 16 2020 After losing its bid for an order enjoining Molson Coors from using VIZZY for hard seltzer, Future Proof—owner of the trademark BRIZZY for hard…

TTAB Refuses Registration of .SUCKS

USA - November 3 2020 In a precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board refused to register .SUCKS, holding that the generic top-level domain does not…

Federal Circuit Clarifies Standing For Trademark Cancellation Proceedings

USA - November 2 2020 In Corcamore LLC v. SFM LLC, the Federal Circuit clarified the standard for bringing a cancellation proceeding under 15 U.S.C. § 1064 before the…