Converse, Inc. v. International Trade Commission

Converse, Inc., appeals from a final determination of the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) that held invalid Converse’s trademark in the midsole design of its Chuck Taylor All Star shoes, U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,398,753 (“the ’753 trademark”). Because it found... Read more →

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Real Foods Pty Ltd. v. Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

Appellant Real Foods Pty Ltd. (“Real Foods”) sought registration of two marks: “CORN THINS,” for “crispbread slices predominantly of corn, namely popped corn cakes”; and “RICE THINS,” for “crispbread slices primarily made of rice, namely rice cakes.” J.A. 279 (emphasis... Read more →

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In re: Detroit Athletic Co.

Detroit Athletic Co. (“DACo”) appeals from a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirming the Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register DETROIT ATHLETIC CO. for sports apparel retail services. In that decision, the Board concluded that DACo’s... Read more →

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Zheng Cai v. Diamond Hong, Inc.

Appellant Zheng Cai DBA Tai Chi Green Tea Inc. (“Mr. Cai”) appeals an opinion of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) cancelling registration of his mark “WU DANG TAI CHI GREEN TEA” due... Read more →

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Royal Crown Co., Inc.. v. The Coca-Cola Co.

Royal Crown Company, Inc. and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. (together, “Royal Crown”) appeal a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) dismissing Royal Crown’s opposition to the registration of The Coca Cola Company’s (“TCCC”) trademarks for various... Read more →

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IN RE: ERIK BRUNETTI

Erik Brunetti appeals from the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the examining attorney’s refusal to register the mark FUCT because it comprises immoral or scandalous matter under 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) (“§ 2(a)”). We hold... Read more →

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In re: I.AM.Symbolic, LLC

i.am.symbolic, llc (“Symbolic”) appeals from decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“the PTO”) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) affirming the examining attorney’s refusal to register the mark I AM (“the mark”) in standard characters for goods... Read more →

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC

Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC (“Vineyards”) has produced and sold wines bearing the trademark INSIGNIA since 1978. In 2012, Fairmont Holdings, LLC (“Fairmont”) received federal registration for the mark ALEC BRADLEY STAR INSIGNIA for cigars and cigar products. On Vineyards’ petition... Read more →

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JobDiva, Inc.

In this trademark case, we must decide whether JobDiva, Inc. used its marks in connection with personnel placement and recruitment services, or whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board correctly held that JobDiva failed to do so because it used... Read more →

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In re: Rearden, LLC

The defendants in the underlying case, Rearden LLC, Rearden MOVA LLC, MO2, LLC, and MOVA, LLC, petition for a writ of mandamus to challenge the district court’s order compelling them to produce allegedly privileged documents. We conclude we have jurisdiction... Read more →

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