Court Affirms Rejection Of "Aspirina" Mark
In a 2-1 decision handed down Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed that Aspirina meant aspirin in Spanish, and that the proposed mark was therefore merely descriptive for analgesic goods.
“The appearance and meaning of Aspirina and aspirin are similar,” Judge Kimberly Moore wrote for the court. “Adding an ‘a’ to aspirin results in virtually no distinction with respect to...
To view the full article, register now.