We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

TTAB Says 'Donq' Not Related To Rum Brand Don Q

Law360, New York (January 3, 2018, 7:02 PM EST) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that a Japanese bakery chain could register “Donq” as a trademark, ruling the name was not confusingly similar to a rum brand called Don Q.

Kabushiki Kaisha Donq, which runs a chain of Donq bakeries in Japan, applied in 2011 to register the mark in the U.S. for a wide range of food, beverages and retail services, but Destileria Serralles Inc. said the name would be confused with its Don Q line of Puerto Rican rum.

In a...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.