Archive for June 2015

TTAB Decisions May Give Rise to Issue Preclusion in District Courts: the Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in B&B Hardware

On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., a case that involved the question of whether a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) finding likelihood of confusion could preclude Hargis from contesting likeliood of confusion in federal district court. In short,…

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