Can a court decision have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding?
After the Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware, Julia Anne Matheson and Cathy Liu of Hogan Lovells examine a case considering whether a court decision can have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding
In March 2015, in a decision that prompted significant
anxiety and unease among a large segment of trade mark
practitioners, the US Supreme Court ruled that
likelihood-of-confusion decisions from the Trademark Trial and
Appeal Board (TTAB), the judicial arm of...
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