The January 2021 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter discusses: a recent non-precedential TTAB decision on background designs; the Trademark Modernization Act; Pantone's Color of the Year for 2021; litigation surrounding CBD extraction technology; and the new gTLD open sunrise periods.
In this issue:
- Fading into the Background: Melissa & Doug's Red Oval Mark Unregistrable Without Evidence of Independent Use
- Prove It: TMA Sets Forth New Streamlined Approach to Combat the Rise of Fraudulently Registered Trademarks
- It's a Two-fer: Pantone's Color(s) of the Year for 2021
- Watching the Pot™
- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: January 2021
Sterne Kessler's Trademark & Brand Protection practice is designed to help meet the intellectual property needs of companies interested in developing and maintaining strong brands around the world. For more information, please contact Monica Riva Talley or Tracy-Gene G. Durkin.