Friday, June 22, 2012

Precedential No. 22: TTAB Re-designates Azteca Specimen-of-Use Decision as Precedential

On June 6, 2012, the Board re-designated as precedential its decision in In re Azteca Systems, Inc., 102 USPQ2d 1955 (TTAB 2012). As discussed here at the TTABlog, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark shown immediately below for "computer software for management of public works and utilities assets" on the ground that Azteca's specimen of use did not show the applied-for mark associated with the identified goods.

The commenters on the original blog post were evenly split as to whether the Board reached the right decision.

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.


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