Morgan Lewis on Intellectual Property and Technology
By Intellectual Property
published on:January 2002
In this Issue:
- Federal Dilution Protection: Descriptive Marks Need Not Apply:
Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in TCPIP Holding Co., Inc. v. Haar Communications Inc., 244 F.3d 88 (2d Cir. 2001), that descriptive trademarks, including those that have acquired secondary meaning, are not entitled to protection under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act (“FTDA”).
- Morgan Lewis Sponsors Cutting-Edge Patent Litigation Research
- Dial-A-Mattress: The Federal Circuit Answers the Call:
With its recent decision finding that the “1-888-M-A-T-R-E-S-S” mnemonic is not generic, the Federal Circuit appears to have narrowed the field of trademark applications likely to be denied federal registration based on genericness.
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