We are pleased to report on two recent victories before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of Powley & Gibson clients.

The TTAB recently issued a decision in a joint cancellation and opposition proceeding finding that the mark HAMPTONS GLOW and Design was likely to cause confusion with S&G Hampton Sun, LLC’s registered HAMPTON SUN trademarks.  As a result, S&G Hampton Sun’s request to cancel the HAMPTONS GLOW and Design registration and to sustain S&G Hampton Sun’s opposition to an additional pending application for the HAMPTONS GLOW and Design mark was granted by the TTAB.  S&G Hampton Sun, LLC was represented in this matter by Robert L. Powley, Keith E. Sharkin and David A. Jones.

In another decision, the TTAB found in favor of Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., the owner of the registered trademark LUPIN. The TTAB held that the Applicant’s mark LUPPIN for education and support group services relating to the disease Lupus was likely to cause confusion with Lupin’s house mark LUPIN for pharmaceutical preparations. In view of the similarity of the parties’ respective marks and the close relatedness of the parties’ goods and services, the TTAB refused registration of the mark LUPPIN. Robert L. Powley, Thomas H. Curtin, and Suzanna M. M. Morales represented Lupin in this matter.

Our firm has extensive experience in litigating inter partes proceedings before the TTAB, including oppositions and cancellations. If you have any questions about TTAB matters, please contact our firm.

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