Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Says Petitioner Has Standing Before Trademark Board

Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Says Petitioner Has Standing Before Trademark Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board erred in concluding that a Cuban company lacked standing to seek cancellation of two registrations for the "COHIBA" trademark, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 4 (Empresa Cubana Del Tabaco v. General Cigar Co. Inc., No. 13-1465, Fed. Cir.).

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