In 2016 WHIPgroup helped its clients obtain 119 trademark registrations. The unique business situation behind each of these registrations adds knowledge and experience to our trademark practice.
In one unique case, WHIPgroup attorneys overcame a functionality rejection at the US Trademark Office to obtain registration of its client’s three-dimensional design on the Principal Register. Marshaling a plethora of exhibits, WHIPgroup successfully argued that after years of continued use in the US, its client’s design had acquired distinctiveness in the field such that the consuming public recognized the design as a source of origin for the product.
WHIPgroup’s @PTTAB Blog tracks the interplay between the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and federal court decisions. In a recent appearance before the TTAB, WHIPgroup attorneys prevailed in a full opposition trial. Having secured a ruling on likelihood of confusion before the Board, the case will now move on to infringement proceedings in federal court.