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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SCOTUS GRANTS THE LOSS OF OVERSEAS PROFITS TO BE INCLUDED IN DAMAGES IN WESTERN GECO LLC V. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION

On June 22, 2018 in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corporation, the Supreme Court held in a 7 – 2 decision written by Thomas J with Gorsuch and Breyer JJ dissenting that the loss of foreign profits resulting from the infringing export from the...

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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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CLEVELAND INDIANS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF CHIEF WAHOO ON PLAYER UNIFORMS; LIMITED USE OF THE LOGO TO CONTINUE IN ORDER TO PRESERVE FEDERAL TRADEMARK RIGHTS

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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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GENERIC TOP LEVEL DOMAINS MAY NOT BE GENERIC

In a ruling that could have implications for applicants seeking trademark registration for domain names comprised primarily of descriptive or generic wording, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has overturned a finding by the...

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