Local Cigar Company Wins Trademark Battle

Local Cigar Company Wins Trademark Battle

Aurora, Colorado’s own La Aurora cigar shop, co-owned by Guillermo Leon, recently found itself opposing a possible trademark infringement claim by Dominican cigar company, Cigarros Don Guillermo C por A (CDG). Both companies were before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in July of this year making their cases. La Aurora was seeking to prevent Don Guillermo from registering the mark DON GUILLERMO CIGARS, CIGARROS DON GUILLERMO.

Patagonia's Trademark Suit Against Anheuser-Busch Continues

Patagonia's Trademark Suit Against Anheuser-Busch Continues

On April 9, 2019, Patagonia, Inc. and Patagonia Provisions, Inc. (collectively referred to as “Patagonia”), sued Anheuser-Busch, LLC (AB) for trademark dilution and obtaining a fraudulent trademark after theprominent beer manufacturer launched a beer called “Cerveza Patagonia” in the United States.  Patagonia filed suit following Cerveza Patagonia’s launch, hosted by AB at Colorado ski resorts, where its representatives “dressed in black down jackets with AB’s PATAGONIA logo on the chest and gave out beanies, scarves, and t-shirts all bearing the same PATAGONIA logo,” and marketed the beer

What You Need to Know about Legally Identical Trademarks

What You Need to Know about Legally Identical Trademarks

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently decided In re Trilliant Food and Nutrition, LLC, 2017 WL 3102593. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference, and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

Are Incontestable Trademarks Contestable?

Are Incontestable Trademarks Contestable?

A long-running trademark dispute between the City of Portland and a craft brewery within that city, Old Town Brewery, is over, according to an announcement by the Oregon Brewers Guild. Old Town Brewery, the owner of a registered federal trademark since 2012, had been defending its registration against the City of Portland for two years. The fight has been over the city’s application for a trademark that includes a leaping stag. Old Town received a federal registration for the stag for selling beer in 2012 and was recently granted incontestability.

What You Need to Know About Deceptively Misdescriptive Trademarks

What You Need to Know About Deceptively Misdescriptive Trademarks

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently decided the case of Gruma, S.A.B. de C.V. and Azteca Milling, L.P. v Instamasa Sociedad Anonima, 2017 WL 3102595. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

Trademark Settlement Agreements

Trademark Settlement Agreements

Recently, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)  decided the case of Mylan Inc. v. Medikit, LLC, 2017 WL 3102600. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

About the Denial of a Similar Trademark

About the Denial of a Similar Trademark

 

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently decided a case called Pan American Properties, Corp., 2017 WL 3102585. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

Trademark Likelihood of Confusion

Trademark Likelihood of Confusion

ronclad Performance Wear Corp., 2017 WL 3102591

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decided this case. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference, and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

The du Pont Factors & Trademark Law

The du Pont Factors & Trademark Law

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decided this case. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB oversees opposition, cancellation, interference, and concurrent use hearings. The TTAB also hears appeals for trademark application rejections from USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys.

Background - In re Sansa Corporation (Barbados) Inc., 2017 WL 3102589

Sansa Corporation (Barbados) Inc. (Sansa) submitted an application for trademark registration of the mark “KICK” in standard characters.

The Descriptive Requirement of Trademark Law

The Descriptive Requirement of Trademark Law

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decided this case. The TTAB is an administrative board that deals with issues arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).