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Giving DuPont Its Due: How B&B Hardware Empowers TTAB

April 10, 2015

On April 10, 2015, IP Law360 published Curt Krechevsky and Tom Mango's article, "Giving DuPont Its Due: How B&B Hardware Empowers TTAB," on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.  Krechevsky, a partner, chairs the firm's Trademark & Copyright Department and has more than 30 years' experience in IP law. Mango, who is litigator specializing in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”)  proceedings, is part of the firm's Trademark and Litigation Departments.

The authors conclude that the B&B Hardware decision will likely have tremendous impact on the importance of how the parties litigate TTAB inter partes proceedings in the future.  Because of the potential preclusive impact of the TTAB decision, both opposers and applicants will need to scrutinize their TTAB inter partes litigation strategy.

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