There are multiple avenues for an applicant to appeal a Trademark Trial and Appeal decision, but the Fourth Circuit held that applicants who choose to appeal to a District Court must pay the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s attorney’s fees and related expenses. On April 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for […]
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Trademark Applicants Who Appeal to District Court Must Pay USPTO Attorney Costs, Fourth Circuit holds in Shammas v. Focarino
Supreme Court Holds 7-2 that TTAB Decisions Can Be Preclusive in Narrow Circumstances
On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its opinion reversing the Eighth Circuit and holding that, in some narrow circumstances, a Trademark Trial & Appeal proceeding can have preclusive effects on federal district court litigation. In December, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for B&B Hardware vs. Hargis, an appeal from an Eighth Circuit […]