Rachel B. Rudensky

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Proud to Be an American God Bless The USA, But Not Functioning as A Trademark

USA - December 7 2020 In a precedential decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) affirmed the refusal to...

Ira S. Sacks.

Slogans as marks: when does a slogan function as a mark

USA - November 4 2020 Slogans can, but do not always, function as trademarks. To be sure, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) frequently allows slogans...

Ira S. Sacks.

Lehman Brothers is Gone but Not Abandoned

USA - October 8 2020 On September 30, 2020, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of the assignee of the famous Lehman BROTHERS trademark against the...

Ira S. Sacks.

Lehman Brothers is Gone but Not Abandoned

USA - October 8 2020 On September 30, 2020, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of the assignee of the famous Lehman BROTHERS trademark against the...

Ira S. Sacks.

2(b) Prohibition On “Flag Marks” Bars Use of Flag as Part of a Mark

USA - May 12 2020 In a recent precedential decision concerning the rarely litigated or cited Section 2(b) of the Lanham Act, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...

Ira S. Sacks.