• Posts Tagged ‘priority’

    WYHA (Would You Have Abandoned)?*

    by  • September 4, 2011 • trademark

    ZAO Gruppa Predpriyatij Ost v. Vosk International Co. is a very long decision with very little meat.  Sixty-eight pages, of which the first 34 are evidentiary rulings suitable for the final exam for any evidence course. Applicant Vosk International Co. had an agreement with opposer and manufacturer ZAO Ost Aqua to import ZAO Ost...

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    When You Should Hire an Investigator

    by  • March 13, 2011 • trademark

    This case just stinks. I can’t say it’s wrongly decided, it just seems so unfair. The dispute is over ownership of the trademark ZORLAC for skateboards and apparel. Opposer Jeff Newton started a skateboard business in 1976 under the ZORLAC mark, incorporating in 1986. 1984 ad But shortly thereafter he was in financial trouble....

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    When Do You Exist?

    by  • October 14, 2010 • trademark

    Once I did some legal research on unincorporated associations. How do you know when you have one? Is your regular Friday night poker game an unincorporated association?  (My aunt played poker with the same people for 50 years – surely that was an unincorporated association.) What about when members change, what happens then? When...

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    Someone Screwed Up

    by  • June 19, 2010 • patent

    The Patent Prospector summarizes a Federal Circuit review of a botched effort to claim priority to an earlier-filed application. The child was filed without the first page, so there was no express claim of priority to its parent. Result? Patent invalid because it was anticipated by the factual, but not legal, predecessor. Post here....

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