Brand Battles: NFL, Unilever, Coach

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, two different football leagues try to sack rival trademarks, Unilever PLC tries to melt three "Popsicle"-related registrations, and Coach tries to protect the name of its famous former designer.

Football and Football

It was a big week for "football" at the TTAB — both American gridiron football and the kind played everywhere else, which Americans know as soccer.

Since the rival National Football League and American Football League merged in 1966, the...
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