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Top 7 Trademark Rulings Of 2021: A Midyear Report

By Bill Donahue (July 8, 2021, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court didn't weigh in on any trademark cases in 2021, but the lower courts have been plenty busy — from Nike's fight against Satan Shoes, to a revival of "initial interest confusion," to a big win against Canal Street fakes. Here are the seven major rulings you need to know from the first half of the year.

7. Coca-Cola v. Meenaxi Enterprise

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's precedential June ruling in favor of the Coca-Cola Co. slammed an unaffiliated business for using two of the soda giant's overseas brands to "dupe" Indian American consumers.

The board canceled...

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