[co-author: Joseph Diorio, Law Clerk]
The January 2021 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter discusses: a recent non-precedential TTAB decision on background designs; the Trademark Modernization Act; Pantone's Color of the Year for 2021; litigation surrounding CBD extraction technology; and the new gTLD open sunrise periods.
In this issue:
- Fading into the Background: Melissa & Doug's Red Oval Mark Unregistrable Without Evidence of Independent Use
- Prove It: TMA Sets Forth New Streamlined Approach to Combat the Rise of Fraudulently Registered Trademarks
- It's a Two-fer: Pantone's Color(s) of the Year for 2021
- Watching the Pot™
- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: January 2021
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