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Highlights of Opinions Affecting PTO Practice
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (2000)
  • Jeffrey M. Samuels, University of Akron School of Law
  • Linda B. Samuels
Abstract

Developments relating to trade dress protection for product designs, “phantom-mark” practice and standing to oppose highlighted the past year's Federal Circuit and PTO trademark decisions. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board also issued a number of significant opinions relating to the issues of genericness and the “disparagement” prong of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, including its long-awaited decision on a petition to cancel the REDSKINS registration.

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Publication Date
2000
Citation Information
Jeffrey M. Samuels and Linda B. Samuels, Highlights of Opinions Affecting PTO Practice, 82 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 311 (2000).