Deborah Wilcox Reviews TTAB Ruling on Need for Distinct Specimens

Articles / August 15, 2016

Partner Deborah Wilcox writes about the decision of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to affirm the examining attorney’s refusal to register the mark WORLD’S BIGGEST SMALL GROUP for radio broadcasting services, agreeing that the specimens provided did not distinguish between a show title and the electrical transmission of the program. Wilcox notes, “The decision exemplifies the need to carefully consider the nature of the services provided and submit specimens showing a direct association with those services, even for closely related services.”

The article, “Program Titles and Radio Broadcasting Services Require Distinct Specimens” appeared in the Aug. 15, 2016, issue of the INTA Bulletin, published by the International Trademark Association.

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