Bressman Helms Vanderbilt Clinic Win in Trademark Case
Michael B. Bressman recently secured a win for his client in a trademark registration case in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The trademark examiner refused to register a mark for BA Beef and Provision, LLC, hailing from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In denying the registration, the examiner maintained that "BA" was primarily a geographical description and, therefore, the company could not qualify a trademark for protection under the law. Bressman, representing the company in his role as Professor of Vanderbilt Law School's Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic, successfully argued that the company's mark qualified for legal protection.
The February 22, 2019 opinion, which has already been written about on Bloomberg Law, can be read in full here.