Thursday, October 14, 2010

Precedential No. 39: TTAB Re-Designates "ONCE A MARINE ..." Decision as Precedential

On September 3, 2010, the Board re-designated its decision in In re Eagle Crest, Inc., 96 USPQ2d 1227 (TTAB 2010) as precedential. The original TTABlog posting may be found here. The Board held that the phrase ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE would be perceived merely as informational and does not function as a trademark for Applicant's clothing items

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.


At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Michael Feigin said...

I've seen worse passed off as trademarkable... if we keep it up, people will start TM'ing things like "best of the best" and "this country is going down the tubes" and then start sending cease and desist letters every time someone uses it in their regular speech.


Post a Comment

<< Home