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Intellectual Property Litigation Trademarks

The Trademark That Got His Goat

In a recent trademark cancellation case that has drawn “human interest” attention in the news, the plaintiff appealed an adverse decision to the Federal Circuit. The plaintiff was not “kidding” when he expressed his opinion that the registered mark, described as “goats on a roof of grass,” is demeaning to goats which, in turn, is offensive to him.

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In a recent trademark cancellation case that has drawn “human interest” attention in the news, the plaintiff, a lawyer named Todd C. Bank, appealed an adverse decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Todd C. Bank v. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik, Inc., No. 2019-1880, ___F3d___ (Fed. Cir 2019), 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 36357 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 9, 2019).

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