TTAB Bully Watch: What About NFL's Challenging "SOUPER BOWLS SOUPS SALADS SANDWICH WRAPS?"
The National Football League recently obtained an extension of time to oppose registration of the mark shown below for soups, salads, sandwiches, and combination meals. (link). Can you guess what mark the NFL will be relying on?
If you were representing the NFL, what claims would you make? Dilution? Section 2(d)? Section 2(a) false association?
Is this a case of trademark bullying, or merely an example of an appropriately aggressive policing policy?
Text Copyright John L. Welch 2010.