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Archived Webcast: B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. and Its Effect on TTAB Practice

B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. and Its Effect on TTAB Practice

Archived Webcast (3-view limit)
Duration 60-75 minutes
CLE will not be provided.

In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions regarding likelihood of confusion have preclusive effect in subsequent district court infringement actions “[s]o long as the other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met [and] when the uses adjudicated by the TTAB are materially the same as those before the district court.” This decision has the potential to give broader effect to TTAB decisions in certain situations and may have the effect of making TTAB proceedings more complex for brand owners. For the full decision, click here.

Speakers from both parties will discuss the case, while INTA will speak about its brief. The speakers will then discuss the impact of the case on future TTAB practice.

David H. Bernstein, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Chair of the INTA International Amicus Committee
Counsel of Record for the INTA Brief of Amicus Curiae
INTA Amicus Brief

William M. Jay , Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP
Counsel of Record for the Petitioner, B&B Hardware, Inc.
Petitioner’s brief

Professor Roger E. Schechter
Professor of Law, The George Washington University
GW Response

Mary Helen Wimberly, Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP
Counsel for the Respondent, Hargis Industries, Inc.
Respondent’s brief

Registrants, who attended the live event, can use the same link and password that was previously provided to access the archived version.

Member: US $50
Non-member: US $100