Lens.com Can't Regain 'Lens' Software Mark: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT) -- In a precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit on Friday rejected Lens.com Inc.'s bid to revive its trademark registration for “lens” in connection with software, saying the company's software was merely a conduit for its retail services and had no independent value.

Handing a win to 1-800 Contacts Inc., a three-judge panel affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's cancelation of the registration Lens.com obtained from another company in 2002, and which covered the “lens” mark in connection with software featuring programs used for the electronic ordering...
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