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Monster Energy, 5 Hour Energy and Ohio State File Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings March 9 to 15, 2015

The edition of New & Noteworthy features Monster Energy, who seems to file oppositions against, well, everything. There are also a lot of design mark filings, including the Ohio State's proceedings against the POISON NUT and others which provide interesting insight into how design marks are prosecuted, monitored, and ultimately opposed/cancelled.  Also, for the second [...]

New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings: Monster Energy Opposes MONSTER BUCK for knives, Apple opposes SWATCH’s IPOP mark

This posts covers the New & Noteworthy filings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board from March 2 to March 8, 2015. This week, Marvel continued its assault on marks similar to its characters, troubled clothing store Wet Seal fights off other "wet" marks, and beverage company Sazerac wants everyone to be able to use the [...]

New & Noteworthy Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Filings with the TTAB: February 23 to March 1

This New & Noteworthy post looks at trademark oppositions filed at the Trademark Trial & Appeal board for the Week of February 23 - March 1. Marvel & DC, Co-Owners of the SUPER HERO Mark, File Two Oppositions Marvel & DC have been labeled trademark bullies in the past for their policing of the co-owned [...]

New & Noteworthy Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: The Week of February 16th, 2015

This week’s New & Noteworthy TTAB filings feature a lot of logos and design marks. Among them are oppositions and cancellations from “frequent filers” Major League Baseball and Monster Energy. Creating a Monster - Monster Energy Opposes More Trademark Applications Monster Energy has frequently been accused of overreaching when it comes to enforcing its trademark [...]

New & Noteworthy Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: The Week of February 9th, 2015

This week’s new and noteworthy TTAB proceedings featured potentially immoral clothing brands, stolen TV shows, and a lot of beer. Calvin Klein Opposes FTCK Mark Fashion Company Calvin Klein opposed an application for FTCK for clothing, claiming that it is confusingly similar to its registered CK marks. CK also argued in its opposition that FTCK [...]

New & Notable TTAB Oppositions and Cancellation Filings: The Week of February 2nd

This week’s new and noteworthy Trademark Trial & Appeal Board oppositions and cancellations were highlighted by Staples’s (the office store chain) claim that an application for 'STAPLE' (for a brand of vaporizers and e-cigarettes) would cause a likelihood of confusion and dilution of its STAPLES mark. There were also several proceedings involving design marks that could test [...]

New & Notable TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Filings: The Week of January 26, 2015

In this new feature, Before the Board will look at the notable TTAB opposition and cancellation proceedings initiated at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. A lot of attention is paid to the “final” decisions of the TTAB, but here is a taste of the day to day workings of the TTAB. Pirelli opposes 'MARTHA' [...]