Monthly Archive: July 2012

Summer has been a banner season for learning – or re-learning – what we thought everyone knew: the internet travels at warp speed; covering up mistakes is a brand’s E-ticket ride to the outhouse,; and timing is everything. Experimenting with new media necessarily gives rise to mistakes and unintended consequences of brand messaging. Tolerating a …

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The TTAB recently released a non-precedential opinion cancelling registration of this mark, and rejecting registrant’s parody defense. Where will this opinion fall in the lineup of parody cases? The opinion arose out of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation’s cancellation proceeding against Thread Pit, Inc.’s registration of the above-referenced mark in connection with t-shirts and collared polo …

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