Don't take THIS name in vain

Sad music plays for Vanity Fair, Inc. after failed opposition at TTAB

It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But vanity flatters no one. Certainly that's so in an interesting trademark spat that pitted music-loving fans on one hand and a maker of intimate and bedroom apparel on the other.

The seminal case relating to the principle of likelihood of confusion in trademark use is the 1973 decision by the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) in In re E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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Scott Slavick

Scott Slavick is a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, where his practice focuses primarily on trademark prosecution and trademark litigation. Scott maintains all aspects...

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