Hair Salon's 'Blow Dry' Mark Denied Over Prior Use

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 2:57 PM EST) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that a hair salon can't register a mark for “Blast Blow Dry Bar” due to prior use of a similar mark, finding that a third party's no-charge styling services provided just days before the application counted as sufficient prior use.

Blown Away LLC wanted to register the name for hair salon services, but the board on Jan 2. sustained an opposition filed by Blast Blow Dry Bar LLC, which claimed prior use of the mark “Blast Blow Dry.”...
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