Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: John Heinbockel | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , ,

TTAB DECISION UNDERSCORES DIFFICULTY OF PROVING FRAUD BEFORE THE USPTO

In Tommie Copper IP Inc v Gcool-Tech Usa LLC (Opposition No 91223768 (9 May 2018) ), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has dismissed an opposition where the applicant did not have use in commerce at the time of filing the application and...

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PRESENTATION: FEDERAL CIRCUIT CONTROL OVER PTAB IN POST-GRANT PROCEEDINGS

A presentation given by Ladas attorney John Richards during the Fordham IP Institute Conference in April 2018 is now available. Click on link to view: “Federal Circuit Control Over PTAB in Post-Grant...

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IT’S 2018: THE IMPACT OF IP DECISIONS FROM 2017

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme...

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Author: Danielle Weitzman | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON REDSKINS’ US TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS REINSTATED BY THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

On January 18, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reinstated the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations originally cancelled by the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board (“TTAB”) in 2014 in light of the Supreme...

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

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 Federal Circuit Reviews Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions on Inter Partes Review

There are now three decisions of the Federal Circuit on appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on inter partes reviews: In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC and Microsoft Corporation v. Proxyconn Inc....

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