TTAB Reading Room available: On July 31, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) deployed its new Reading Room, which replaces the former TTAB e-FOIA webpage. Use the Reading Room to search TTAB final decisions and precedential orders. You can search cases by date, issue, and other criteria. You can also search by language within the decision.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday that Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty. Ltd. has “a real interest” in cancelling the registration for NAKED for condoms, owned by Naked TM, LLC.
There are a number of famous colors that are trademark-protected – such as the color brown, which is registered by UPS, and the color “robin egg blue”, which is registered by Tiffany
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0:41 / 0:57あたりに、製品パッケージ（黒と黄色から赤色のグラデーション）の動画があります。
A San Diego biotechnology company has been refused a trademark registration for ‘Sequencing by Binding’ on the grounds that it is too descriptive. Omniome, which develops DNA sequencing tools, filed for the mark in 2017 but had its application refused by an examining attorney at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In a precedential decision, issued on Monday, January 6, the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) upheld the original decision, concluding that ‘Sequencing by Binding’ was descriptive of the claimed goods and services.
米国商標のプロセキューションでは、審査官(examining attorney)との意見が合わずに、”This is a final action”と記載された最終拒絶理由（Final Offic …
TTAB Continues to Rule on Genericness Wednesday, April 24, 2019In In re Hikari Sales USA, Inc., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a second precedential decision involving genericness, this year, just two days after issuing its first one. In doing so, the TTAB sent a strong message to brand owners hoping to obtain exclusive rights in highly descriptive or otherwise common terms.
The Federal Circuit left the following question open in its In re Viterra decision from 2012: How do we compare standard character trademarks (e.g., non-stylized word marks) with design marks for purposes of determining likelihood of confusion?
米国異議申立手続の概要 米国で商標を取得する場合には、公告後登録前に第３者からの異議申立(opposition)の機会があり、その商標登録が何かの損害を及ぼすと考えた者は異議申立をすることができます。日本の場合、商標の異 …
Distinctiveness of a mark in context of explanatory text is case-specific, turning on evidence of the public’s understanding or perception of a mark.
§15の宣誓書とは 米国の商標法では、§15の不可争性（incontestability）の宣誓書(declaration)を提出することができます。この§15の宣誓書を提出することで、商標登録の有効性を争うことができな …