Lone Email Not Enough To Justify Compel Order, TTAB Says

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued a precedential ruling last week refusing an order compelling discovery on the grounds that the requesting attorney hadn't made a “good faith” effort to sort out the problem by merely sending a single email.

In order to reduce the burden on the court, parties seeking to force discovery disclosures need to show evidence of communications proving that they tried and failed to get an opponent to fully comply with the request, the board said.

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