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Chippendales' ‘cuffs & collar’ mark not inherently distinctive

Charles R. Macedo

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 6, issue 2, pages 77-80
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpq186
Chippendales' ‘cuffs & collar’ mark not inherently distinctive

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The US Patent and Trademark Office's refusal to register Chippendales' ‘Cuffs & Collar’ mark is affirmed by the Federal Circuit because the mark is not inherently distinctive in view of Playboy's bunny costume.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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