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Year: 2021

Can You Register a Mark On Goods You Believe Will Be Lawful in the Future? The TTAB Doesn’t Think So

December 8, 2021 | Cannabis,Intellectual Property

Banking on its final lifeline to overcome registration difficulties, Joy Tea Inc. (“Joy Tea”) took its last shot in getting its proposed “FOR JOY” trademark approved by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). However, the Board affirmed its stance on refusing to register Joy Tea’s proposed mark in connection with its variety of tea-based…

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

April 26, 2021 | Intellectual Property

As some of you may know, April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. Today is the day set aside to raise awareness of trademarks, Copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, and how they impact and affect our daily lives. April 26 was chosen because it was the day WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) was entered…

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TTAB Rules Apple’s SMART KEYBOARD Trademark Generic for Smart Keyboards

January 16, 2021 | Intellectual Property

In an extremely long opinion, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) affirmed a refusal to register Apple’s SMART KEYBOARD trademark based on genericness for “Accessory for a handheld mobile digital device, namely, a protective and decorative cover for a tablet computer that functions as a computer stand and incorporates a keyboard” on the Supplemental…

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