On The Pretrial Management Trail With Blackhorse

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board stated that it will take an active role in the pretrial management of cases that have the potential to become overly contentious or generate voluminous records. The TTAB exercised its authority under Trademark Rule 2.120(i)(2) to order the parties to attend a pretrial conference.

At the conference, the TTAB issued detailed instructions on the conduct of the case, which it then summarized in this decision, including: refusing to entertain motions for summary judgment unless certain requirements were met, specifying the...
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