Rachel B. Rudensky

Akerman LLP

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Unitary Design Mark Rescues a Phrase Which Failed To Function As A Trademark

USA - December 1 2019 In a recent decision on remand from the Federal Circuit, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) rejected Petitioner Adidas AG’s (“Adidas”)...

Ira S. Sacks.

Foreign Equivalents: Ricardo and Richard

USA - September 9 2019 In a precedential decision involving the “doctrine of foreign equivalents,” the Board found no likelihood of confusion between the mark RICHARD...

Ira S. Sacks.

A Cautionary Tale of Waiver!

USA - September 8 2019 The Federal Circuit upheld a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) decision refusing registration of an athletic apparel company’s trademark...

Ira S. Sacks.

Collective Membership And Preserving The Heritage of Pierce Arrow

USA - September 5 2019 In a recent decision concerning the scope of protection for collective membership marks, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sustained The...

Ira S. Sacks.

How Many Types of Wines Are There: BIG SIX? Really?

USA - September 4 2019 The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently affirmed the refusal to register a trademark application for BIG SIX for wine on the ground that the...

Ira S. Sacks.