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The Top 10 Trademark Rulings Of 2016

Law360, New York (December 20, 2016, 6:05 PM EST) -- From cannabis to Costco to Coca-Cola to Converse, 2016 was another year chock-full of exciting trademark rulings. To get you up to speed for the start of the new year, here are the top 10 trademark decisions from the year that was.

10. In re JuJu Joints

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s October ruling doubled down on the board’s refusal to register cannabis-related trademarks, rejecting a novel argument that the hands-off approach used by federal prosecutors in pot-friendly states effectively made the drug “lawful” under the Lanham Act.

The ruling against a Washington company called JuJu Joints came a few...

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3840 Trademark

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December 23, 2013


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