TTAB Says Pactiv Can Drop Trademark, Duck Fraud Claim

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 2:37 PM EST) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has issued a precedential ruling that found packaging conglomerate Pactiv Corp. could consent to the abandonment of a trademark without conceding to an alternate cancellation claim of fraud.

Absorbent material producer Multisorb Technologies Inc. had asked the board to cancel Pactiv's registration for “ActiveTech” based on both abandonment and fraud, and Pactiv responded by saying it would accept cancellation, though only based on abandonment.

Multisorb fought the motion, arguing that it would rob it of the ability to block future...
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