Author: Cathy Dahl

Cathy’s practice is focused on trademark matters, including trademark clearance and availability opinions, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, and policing and enforcing trademark rights, including domestic and international trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Cathy counsels clients on strategies for protecting and enforcing their trademarks on an international basis, and has provided counsel in a wide variety of industries, including banking, medical products, retail, hotels, health care services, and consumer products. Cathy also has significant experience in due diligence investigation in mergers & acquisitions.

TTAB Appeal Fees – Winner Does Not Take All

We recently wrote about the decision in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which overturned in part the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the mark “Booking.com” is not registrable because the mark is generic.  The route of the appeal continue reading...

Booking it to the District Court

A recent decision out of the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia overturned in part the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the mark “Booking.com” is not registrable on the basis that the mark is generic.  Judge Brinkema presided over the continue reading...

Hulk-Sized Damages in Sex Tape Privacy and Publicity Case

In 2006, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as “Hulk Hogan,” had sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem.  Apparently unbeknownst to either of them, his best friend Todd Alan Clem, now legally known as “Bubba the Love Sponge,” recorded their escapades.  Unsurprisingly, the tape continue reading...