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IP Alert: Supreme Court Rules TTAB Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect in Future Infringement Cases

March 24, 2015

Today, in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions can apply with preclusive effect in federal district court infringement cases between the parties involving the same marks and the same “likelihood of confusion” factors considered by the TTAB.

Fitch Even attorneys are reviewing this decision and will provide further details in an upcoming alert.

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