Category: TTAB

The TTAB Issued a TKO to a Licensee’s Claim of Priority

When two boxing companies sparred before the TTAB, the gloves came off—and that wasn’t only because the dispute concerned a trademark registration for boxing gloves.  In Moreno v. Pro Boxing Supplies, Inc., the petitioner, Julie Moreno, sought to cancel Pro Boxing Supplies’ existing trademark registration continue reading...

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...

#TidalTuesday #UseInCommerce #RegistrationFail

A recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in Tidal Music AS v. The Rose Digital Entertainment LLC (Opp. No. 91232127) confirms the importance of ensuring proper use of a service mark before filing an allegation of use. The key take-away from the decision 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...

USPTO Proposes Streamlined Cancellation Procedures

In its latest effort to clear deadwood from the Trademark Register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes an expedited version of a cancellation proceeding known as a “Streamlined Proceeding.”  As described below, the proceedings continue reading...