Friday, February 15, 2013

Recommended Reading: The Trademark Reporter's Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases

The Trademark Reporter has published its Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases: "The Sixty-Fifth Year of Administration of the U.S. Trademark (Lanham) Act of 1946," by Theodore H. Davis, Jr. and yours truly, John L. Welch. (pdf here). [You might want to read it in digital form, since it is 446 pages long.]

Ted Davis observes in the Introduction that the year may be best remembered for the Nike v. Already case, which featured the issuance of a writ of certioriari by the Supreme Court’s in a trademark case for the first time in nearly a decade.

On the TTAB front, perhaps most notable was the surge of dilution-by-blurring cses that caught the Board's attention, making up for its recent lack of interest in anything having to do with fraud.
TTABlog note: Thanks again to The Trademark Reporter for granting permission to provide a link to this issue, which is Copyright © 2013 the International Trademark Association and reprinted with permission from The Trademark Reporter®, 103 TMR 1 (January-February 2013).

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2013.


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