Justices Weigh 'Monopoly Power' In Booking.com TM Case

By Bill Donahue (May 4, 2020, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday via historic livestream in a case over whether Booking.com can register its name as a trademark, wrangling with "monopoly power" and other tricky questions about when brand names are too generic for protection.

In a hearing largely overshadowed by the court's first-ever use of a livestream and rare verbal statements from Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices had tough questions for attorneys representing both the travel site and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Law360 · USPTO v. Booking.com Oral arguments from the historic livestream of USPTO v. Booking.com. Click here for the written transcript....

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