Friday, December 29, 2006

TTABlog Quarterly Index: October - December 2006

Well, that was a pretty dull quarter, wasn't it? Okay, the new dilution act was signed and three new TTAB judges were appointed, but other than that? Things should pick up early in the new year, when the TTAB announces its Rule changes. The proposed Rules were roundly criticized, so it will be interesting to see what the final Rules look like and how the trademark bar responds. On a personal note, I will co-host the INTA Roundable in January at Lowrie, Lando in Cambridge, will discuss the new TTAB Rules at a Boston Bar Association luncheon in February, and will be speaking at the John Marshall Law School Intellectual Property Law Conference in Chicago in late February.

Section 2(d): likelihood of confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - mere descriptiveness:

Section 2(e)(2) - primarily geographically descriptive:

Section 2(e)(3) - primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive:

Section 2(e)(4) - primarily merely a surname:


Specimens of Use/Mutilation:

Procedural Issues:

CAFC decisions:

Leo Stoller:

Recommended Reading:


Text and photographs ©John L. Welch 2006.


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