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PSALM WEST™: A Brand Is Born

  On May 9, 2019, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s fourth child, Psalm West, was born. On May 18, 2019, Kim Kardashian West’s company, fittingly named Kimsaprincess Inc., filed sixteen trademark applications for PSALM WEST for a litany of goods and services. Psalm isn’t continue reading...

Booking.com Heads to the High Court

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the USPTO’s writ of certiorari to review traveling website company Booking.com’s trademark application for “booking.com”. The TMCA previously covered developments in this case here and here. Back in 2016, the USPTO rejected the company’s trademark application because the continue reading...

Wine Dispute Has No Legs: Trademark Opposition Alone Insufficient to Create a Justiciable Controversy for Declaratory Judgment Actions

Two recent decisions from the Western District of North Carolina in Winestore Holdings LLC v. Justin Vineyards & Winery LLC provide a tasting of the requirements for bringing a declaratory judgment action for non-infringement of a trademark in federal court. The Court in Winestore held continue reading...