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Supreme Court's B&B decision raises the stakes at TTAB

Peter Leung, Washington DC

The Supreme Court’s decision on the preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rulings means that brand owners may have to prepare a lot more carefully for TTAB proceedings

On March 24 the Supreme Court ruled in B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries that issue preclusion should apply to rulings by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as long as the ordinary requirements for issue preclusion are met and the uses...

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