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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
J & J opposed an application to register the proposed mark PISSTERINE for non-medicated mouthwash, claiming likelihood of confusion with, and likely dilution of, its registered mark LISTERINE...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
After Skechers began selling open-back women's shoes under the name "Commute Time" in August 2018, Easy Spirit, owner of the mark TRAVELTIME for similar shoes...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
As the NFT ("non-fungible token") industry continues to flourish (passing $40 billion in value in 2021) an increasing variety of individuals and companies are looking for ways to profit off the excitement.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark FLOREO for "real estate management services for properties owned by third parties" and for "reservation of temporary accommodations for vacation real estate...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Topco Holdings opposed registration of READY4LIFE for sanitizers for personal use, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered marks READY FOR LIFE and SIMPLY DONE READY FOR LIFE for various personal goods and cleaning products.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The heirs of Argentinian soccer super star, Diego Maradona, as well as a John Doe identified only by an IP address, have been sued for trademark infringement based on their use of the name "Maradona."
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't have the best season. In addition to finishing last in the AFC South, drama off the field led to fans staging a "clown out," by wearing rainbow wigs and painted faces to season finale.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In my recent end-of-year update, available here, I began a conversation with my partner Tyler Maulsby, an expert in professional responsibility and ethics, about whether it was proper for lawyers...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Starting February 1, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin inviting selected applicants to participate in a pilot program to defer subject matter eligibility examination until final disposition of the application or all other rejections have been addressed.
Jones Day
The USPTO will be launching a new pilot program on February 1, 2022, which will allow patent applicants, in some cases, to defer responding to subject matter eligibility rejections until other bases for rejection are withdrawn.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board denied Opposer Lumber Liquidator's request for reconsideration of the denial of its summary judgment motion because the motion was untimely.
Withers LLP
Withers fashion tech global head, Gina Bibby, was featured in two recent Vogue Business articles discussing the future of fashion tech as we look to the new year ahead...
Cozen O'Connor
On January 5, 2022, the Third Circuit confirmed that the "potentially covered" standard for the duty to defend is far broader than the "actually covered" standard for the duty to indemnify...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
I have again reviewed the TTAB's FOIA page (now called the "TTAB Reading Room") in order to estimate the percentage of Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that were affirmed by the Board during the last calendar year (2021).
Pryor Cashman LLP
Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, the Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman's Trademark Group, discussed upcoming industry trends with World Intellectual Property Review.
Khurana and Khurana
Understanding the breadth of protection granted by a registration (which is crucial in selecting what should be registered), dealing with claim restrictions for derivative works...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
A recent decision by a UDRP panelist found that a domain name registrant resident in China could continue to own and operate an explicit pornography website from a domain name...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 1994, Spanky and Alfalfa's friendship experienced tumultuous times when Alfalfa ditched the "boys only" club in favor of spending time with his beloved, Darla.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a rare dilution ruling, the Board sustained this opposition to registration of the mark POTIFY, in standard character and word-plus-design form, for clothing and for software and services related to medical marijuana dispensaries.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Yours truly, the TTABlogger, has once again reviewed the TTAB's FOIA page (now called the "TTAB Reading Room") in order to estimate the percentage of Section 2(d) likelihood-of-confusion refusals...
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