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Entertainment and Sports Law General Counsel and In House Counsel Intellectual Property Litigation Regulation Trademarks

Trademark Board Amends Its Rules of Practice

Entertainment and intellectual property practitioners and businesses should take note of these changes, as they directly inform the manner in which these matters will be handled moving forward and could potentially affect outcomes.

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In an effort to create more efficiency in trademark trial proceedings and to lend clarity to the process, particularly following the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1293, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has amended its Rules of Practice. Entertainment and intellectual property practitioners and businesses should take note of these changes, as they directly inform the manner in which these matters will be handled moving forward and could potentially affect outcomes.

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