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Target Brands, Inc., the well-known multichannel retailer, recently received affirmation from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that its “bullseye” design mark is a moniker that deserves to be respected.

In Target Brands, Inc. v. Artificer Life Corp., Target had opposed two trademark applications for registration of the mark ARTIFICER and Design for a

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board offers a helpful frequently asked questions section that provides basic information regarding the trademark opposition and trademark cancellation process.  Various Trademark Trial and Appeal Board subjects are summarized, including:

  • What is a Trademark Opposition?  A trademark opposition is when one party contests the application for registration of a

When served with a Notice of Opposition or Petition for Cancellation, it is the first inclination of many parties to consider not hiring a trademark lawyer in an effort to save money. Is representing yourself in a trademark opposition or trademark cancellation proceeding a wise investment?  Probably not.

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

A trademark opposition proceeding is commenced by timely filing a Notice of opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  According to USPTO rules, any person who believes that he/she may be damaged may file an opposition against a pending trademark application.  While the term “any person” is construed broadly for purposes of filing

Have you been served with a Notice of Opposition to your trademark application?  

If so, yours is one of the hundreds of trademark opposition proceedings that are filed against trademark applicants every year.

Notice of Opposition: Important Steps

Always consider taking the following steps upon receiving a Notice of Opposition.

1.  Contact a Trademark Opposition

Recent Notice of Opposition proceedings or extensions of time that have been filed in the past week include the following:

Opposition No. 91203542: Urban Outfitters v. Urban Outlet

Here, the hip urban retailer seeks to prevent registration of the trademark Urban Outlet, by the company of the same name.  The opposition alleges that the applicant’s

In the market for a trademark law firm?  Keep it simple by thinking like a consumer and try to find the best quality lawyer or trademark law firm at the most competitive price.  In choosing a trademark lawyer, be mindful to take into account the following factors:

  • What is their trademark clearance and prosecution experience