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Generic + Generic = Protectable Trademark

USA - June 30 2020 In BOOKING.com, the Supreme Court elevated the combination of two undisputed generic terms to protectable trademark status. Neither party disputed…

Welcome Trademark Registration Number 6,000,000!

USA - March 3 2020 On March 3, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Registration No. 6,000,000. The winning registrant was AnaBio…

USPTO Issues New Guidance Regarding Cannabis Related Trademarks

USA - May 3 2019 On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released an examination guide entitled “Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis…

The Trademark Office is Body Shaming Elves

USA - November 30 2018 While researching Christmas themed trademarks, I came across U.S. Trademark Application No. 76/644,599 for the following logo of an elf sitting…

What’s in a Surname? The Fight for the SCHLAFLY Brand

USA - November 27 2018 On November 27, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to register The Saint Louis Brewery’s SCHLAFLY trademark…