West Headnote of the Day – January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010

West's Key 382T Trademarks
West's Key 382TIX Actions and Proceedings
West's Key 382TIX(C) Evidence
West's Key 382Tk1620 Weight and Sufficiency
West's Key 382Tk1627 k. Marks Protected.

Finding that term “sweats” was generic was supported by affidavit indicating “sweats” was highly descriptive or generic term for fleece garments, trade advertisements showing such usage, registrations of party protesting use of term, and third-party registrations for marks incorporating “sweats” in which word was disclaimed.
Sweats Fashions, Inc. v. Pannill Knitting Co., Inc., 833 F.2d 1560 (Fed. Cir. 1987)

Suggested by Anne M. Hansen; Bittle Bosman & Hansen LLC; St. Louis Park, MN

382T Trademarks