SoCal IP Institute :: Sept. 9, 2013 :: “Trademark Bully” Facebook Prevails & Craigslist gets no Peace with the TTAB

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 will be a discussion of two recent TTAB decisions. In Facebook Inc. v. Think Computer Corporation (TTAB July 23, 2013)  (available here), FACEBOOK prevailed in opposing Applicant's mark FACEMAIL, a provider of emails and instant messaging services on the grounds of confusion and dilution.   Applicant [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 8, 2013 :: Trademark Concurrent Use and Design Patents

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding design patents and a TTAB concurrent use proceeding decision. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. In re Owens, Case No. 2010-1426 (Fed. Cir. March 26, 2013) (available here). The Federal Circuit affirmed the [...]

By |2013-04-04T19:09:24-07:00April 4th, 2013|Concurrent Use, Patent, Trademark, TTAB, Written Description|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 19, 2011 :: Stipulation of Concurrent Use and the Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents

We will be discussing two Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 19, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below. Holmes Oil Co. v. Myers Cruizers of Mena, Concurrent Use No. 94002400, (T.T.A.B. Dec. 7, 2011) (attached).  The parties were involved in an opposition proceeding but stipulated [...]

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