Friday, September 5, 2008

A Test of Your Generic (Trademark) Sensibility

The TTABlog® today offers up a list of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") decisions addressing genericness as a test to trademark practitioners and the public on the TTAB’s seemingly schizophrenic approach to addressing genericness refusals. You may be surprised what the TTAB has found to be generic and what it has found to be merely descriptive (in which case such mark could be registered on the Principal Register upon a showing of acquired distinctiveness).

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