USPTO Quashes 'Glammy Awards' Trademark Attempt

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc. successfully blocked a Brooklyn, N.Y., man from trademarking the "Glammy Awards" as a show honoring excellence in nightlife entertainment, finding too much similarity to the Grammy Awards, according to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office documents made available Thursday.

The USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the sound and appearance of the two marks were substantially alike and that the two shows provided an overlapping of services, granting the academy summary judgment in an Aug. 24...
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