The Katten Kattwalk | Issue 04

In this issue:

- Trademark Infringed? No Preliminary Injunction Unless Irreparable Harm Proved

- Want to Reserve a Trademark? Be Prepared to Prove You Will Use It

- Around the Horn: Customs and International Trade

- Through the Lens: Q&A With Rolando Santana

- Strong House Marks—Good for Business and Expansive Opportunities

- Properly Assigning a Trademark Requires Many Legal Considerations

- Spotlight on Sherry L. Jetter

- Excerpt from Properly Assigning a Trademark Requires

Many Legal Considerations -

Last August, the US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a precedential decision in Central Garden & Pet Company v. Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. The TTAB cancelled a trademark registration for the mark Zilla because the assignment of the underlying application was improper. The decision highlights the need for parties to give special consideration to the manner in which the assignment of intent-to-use-based trademark applications are treated when structuring corporate transactions.

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