Justices Seek DOJ Input On Proper Trademark Ruling Venue

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 5:58 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to offer its legal opinion as to whether a decision reached by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board is fair game for relitigation in district court, a question stemming from a petition filed by fastener manufacturer B&B Hardware Inc.

The high court invited the solicitor general to file a brief outlining the government's views on B&B's quest to reverse an Eighth Circuit decision that a prior TTAB ruling in its favor carried no weight...
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