Navy Can Trademark Pixelated Camouflage Design, TTAB Says

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Navy should be able to register a pixelated camouflage design as a trademark, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled Saturday, reversing an examiner's finding that the pattern is functional.

The examiner refused to allow the Navy to register the black, gray and navy blue design on the ground that it is functional because it masks stains and wear-and-tear, and is therefore essential to the Navy's requirements for a neat and clean uniform.

The TTAB rejected that logic, ruling that the Navy persuasively showed...
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