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VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

June 21 2017 The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the…

Design Patents vs. Utility Patents

July 20 2016 A utility patent protects the structural and functional aspects of a new or improved product or system, and is the most popular type of patent. A…

Precedential No. 22: MISS G-STRING INTERNATIONAL Not Confusable With MISS NUDE INTERNATIONAL, Says TTAB

August 1 2016 It took barely 11 pages for the Board to dismiss this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MISS G-STRING INTERNATIONAL & Design for…

Applying Claim Preclusion Based on District Court Default, TTAB Enters Judgment Against ENTREPRENEURESS Applicant

May 15 2017 In this Sections 2(d) and 43(c) opposition to registration of the mark ENTREPRENEURESS for educational and entertainment services relating to women…

A Holistic Approach To Intellectual Property Management

July 29 2016 Several years ago, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. needed to cut its legal costs — without discouraging innovation or increasing risk. This is a…

TTAB Finds SUNBELT ORGANIC Confusable With SUNBELT and SUNBELT BAKERY For Some Food Items

October 17 2017 Applicant Coastal Sunbelt sought to register the mark SUNBELT ORGANIC, in standard form and in several design forms, for "organic foodstuffs, namely…

TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

October 16 2017 In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of…

GREATER OMAHA not confusable with OMAHA STEAKS for meat, Says TTAB

October 13 2017 In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause…

Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration

October 12 2017 In this consolidated proceeding concerning the mark LEHMAN BROTHERS, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd. moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted…

Shifting Seas in Aqua Products as the Federal Circuit Eases the Burden of Amendment in IPR

October 11 2017 To many patent owners in IPR, the prospect of a patent-saving claim amendment is all but illusory. The Board grants few motions to amend, which is one…