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Category: Trademarks

Chinese Appeal Board Grants SSJR’s Opposition to BILLBOARD YEARBOOK

SSJR was successful in opposing registration of the mark BILLBOARDYEARBOOK OF CHINA on behalf of its client Prometheus Global Media LLC, owner of the trademarks for BILLBOARD magazine. The Chinese Trademark Review and Appeal Board (“TRAB”) sustained the opposition in light of the Opposer’s prior rights to BILLBOARD in China. The TRAB agreed with Opposer’s arguments that the goods were sufficiently similar […]

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March 9, 2011 by in IP Litigation

WIPO Domain Arbitration Results in Transfer of “.Co” Domain to SSJR Client

SSJR successfully obtained transfer of the domain registration in a UDRP domain name arbitration proceeding on behalf of its client Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG. (“Karl Storz”) The registrant argued against the transfer on the basis that it intended to make fair use of the domain to post stories about a […]

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September 28, 2010 by in Internet + Computers

SSJR wins Trademark Appeal in China

Navigating intellectual property laws in China continues to be a challenge; however, SSJR recently won its appeal against the refusal to register the mark FMS on behalf of its client Friction Materials Standards Institute, Inc. The initial examiner rejected the application, citing a prior trademark for FMS as an obstacle to registration. SSJR worked with local counsel to […]

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April 22, 2010 by in Appeals

SSJR Wins Dismissal of Trademark Opposition With Prejudice For Failure to Prosecute

SSJR won a dismissal of a trademark opposition with prejudice filed against its client where the Opposer had moved to re-open discovery based on allegedly on-going settlement discussions. The Opposer had failed to take testimony during the discovery period or file a brief. On behalf of its client, SSJR opposed the motion citing […]

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December 19, 2009 by in IP Litigation