In 2011, a variety of trademark and related issues were decided by the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB"). Those decisions included determinations regarding how similar trademarks must be in order for there to be dilution by blurring, the Ninth Circuit's abandonment of the Brookfieldstandard when evaluating confusion in trademark keyword cases, as well decisions involving color marks, Cuban products, and whether to apply the Lanham Act outside this country's borders.
Ninth Circuit and TTAB Decide Similarity of Marks for Dilution by Blurring
Ninth Circuit Clarifies Confusion Test for Keyword Advertising
Color Marks Have Not Fared Well in 2011
Cuban Products and Trademarks Had Mixed Results in 2011
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