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Trademark Practice Tip: How to Settle a Trademark Opposition Proceeding and Obtain Judgment Against the Applicant After an Application is Abandoned

Most opposition proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO settle before final judgment, often based on a negotiated settlement agreement requiring the abandonment of the opposed application. In these circumstances, will judgment be entered against the applicant and in favor of continue reading...

Tom Brady Gets Sacked at the USPTO

Love him or hate him, everyone agrees that NFL Quarterback Tom Brady is terrific, except the USPTO. Earlier this year, Mr. Brady’s company filed to register the trademark “Tom Terrific” for t-shirts and various other collectible items. Yesterday, the USPTO rejected those applications. Why did continue reading...