5 Tips to Avoid Stepping on TTAB Landmines


Joanne Ludovici said that while Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings have been viewed as a “sort of kinder, gentler approach to handling trademark disputes than the federal courts,” in cases that involve real-world issues beyond mark registration “litigating before the TTAB can no longer be considered a less expensive ‘testing ground’ before deciding whether to (re-)litigate in federal court.”