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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: Danielle Weitzman | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

UNDER THE 2EA: TTAB HOLDS LITTLE MERMAID MERELY DESCRIPTIVE FOR DOLLS

In a precedential decision in In re United Trademark Holdings, Inc, Serial 86836082 (June 13 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has held that LITTLE MERMAID used in connection with “dolls” in Class 28 is merely descriptive under...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Authors: Danielle Weitzman, | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

IT STARTED WITH A MOUSE: TTAB REVERSES REFUSAL OF APPLICATION BY ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL

In a non-precedential decision in In re Me and the Mouse Travel LLC, Serial 76717725 (April 21 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that a mark combining the word ‘Mouse’ with the depiction of a narrow arm with a white-gloved...

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Author: Dennis S. Prahl | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

SPEEDY JUSTICE: TTAB REVERSES REFUSAL TO REGISTER CROSBY QUIC-TAG

In a non-precedential decision in In re The Crosby Group LLC, Serial 86780353 (April 17 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that there was no likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s CROSBY QUIC-TAG mark for, among other...

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EVALUATING THE USPTO’s EFFORTS TO CLEAN UP THE U.S. TRADEMARK REGISTER

An ongoing issue for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been the number of trademark registrations where registrants do not actually use or intend to use their marks on all of the goods and services covered by their...

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CHURCH’S APPEAL TO A HIGHER AUTHORITY PREVAILS OVER ADIDAS

In Adidas AG v Christian Faith Fellowship Church (Cancellation No. 92053314), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) had cancelled two federal trademark registrations for ADD A ZERO, owned by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, on the...

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THE ZERO SUM GAME IN THE COLA WARS

In Royal Crown Company and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc v The Coca-Cola Company, Opposition 91178927, each party opposed the other’s trademark applications containing the term ZERO for soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks. Although Coca-Cola was...

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