Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection Of Bose Trademark

Law360, New York (February 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by speaker maker Bose Corp. to reverse the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to scuttle its decade-old trademark application.

In a decision issued Feb. 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled the agency correctly denied the mark through the doctrine of res judicata, because it was essentially the same as another Bose mark it rejected.

Indeed, Bose noted in a communication with the agency that the proposed mark was “identical” to its previous...
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