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The Biggest Trademark Rulings Of 2021

By Tiffany Hu (December 15, 2021, 7:31 PM EST) -- With the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board finding an attorney's reckless disregard for the truth was enough to prove fraud and the Eighth Circuit wading into the ongoing debate over the doctrine of initial interest confusion, the past year has been full of important decisions shaping trademark law. Here are Law360's picks for the top trademark rulings of 2021.

Beasley v. Howard

In September, the Third Circuit revived a trademark fight between former musicians from the soul group The Ebonys over the rights to the name, finding that an earlier TTAB ruling did not block a subsequent infringement lawsuit.

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