The Dilution Revolution: Key 2011 TTAB Opinions

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 1:52 PM EST) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is the administrative body within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that hears opposition proceedings filed against trademark applications, as well as appeals by applicants when applications are refused registration.

When the TTAB issues an opinion, it has the option of designating the opinion as “precedential,” which indicates that it is binding on future decisions of the TTAB. Precedential decisions are generally reserved for cases presenting some factual novelty or modification of a legal standard. Consequently, it is noteworthy that...
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