Collar + Cuffs = Stripper?


If there is any trademark case this year that has the media clamoring to create cute headlines, it may just be this one – In re Chippendales USA, Inc., decided by the Federal Circuit just six days ago. “Federal Circuit Leaves Chippendales Nearly Naked,” said The American Lawyer, “Judge „strips? Chippendales of bid to beef up trademark,” stated the Boston Herald, and “Chippendales Can't Trademark 'Cuffs And Collar' Costume,” noted Reuters (as republished by the Huffington Post).

Back here on Earth, however, it is plain that Chippendales already owns a trademark registration for its “collar and cuffs” trade dress and continues to be eligible to obtain additional federal protection in its trade dress.

So what does everyone have their collars and cuffs in a twist about?

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