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  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, an adjudicatory body of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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  • P. 12 (b) (6) motion to dismiss counterclaim plaintiff Wal-Mart's Lanham Act and related state law declaratory judgment claims related to Smiley Company's potential use of Wal-Mart's Mr. Smiley Mark, from Wal-Mart's well-known roll back campaign, after the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ( "TTAB") held that Smiley Company's mark was not distinctive and that the mark would create a likelihood of confusion with Wal-Mart's Mr. Smiley Mark.

    Chicago IP Litigation Blog

  • ( "TTAB") in the earlier Harjo ruling (Harjo v. Pro-Football, Inc.,

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  • But the TTAB ultimately finesses the question of whether PUSSY, as applied to an energy drink, is scandalous — every reason given why people would understand the scandalous meaning would apply to almost every good or service I could think of, though perhaps some pet-related businesses could get off the hook as double entendres.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The TTABlog reports that the TTAB affirmed the refusal of PUSSY NATURAL ENERGY for various beverages, including energy drinks, on scandalousness grounds.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Practitioners and the PTO/TTAB accept it too in registration and opposition.

    WIPIP at Seton Hall part 3

  • Comerical Dos Vinhos Messias, S.A.R.L., 159 USPQ 275 (TTAB 1968) (MESSIAS on wine and brandy scandalous); In re Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken G.m.b.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Allegedly Offensive Trademarks:

  • Apparently the silliness continues at the TTAB level.

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  • H., 122 USPQ 339 (TTAB 1959) (SENUSSI on cigarettes scandalous); In re P.J. Valckenberg, GmbH, 122 USPQ 334 (TTAB 1959)

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  • The TTAB allowed the application because there was no association of batteries with Switzerland.

    Bob Brauneis on geographic marks

  • The TTAB said that, in context, the mark was descriptive.

    Bob Brauneis on geographic marks


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