On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

By | DuetsBlog | March 30, 2015

Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the ABA’s IPLSpring continuing education conference in Bethesda, Maryland), the Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.