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B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-352 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s finding of a likelihood of confusion precludes respondent from relitigating that issue in infringement litigation, in which likelihood of confusion is an element; and (2) whether, if issue preclusion does not apply, the district court was obliged to defer to the Board’s finding of a likelihood of confusion absent strong evidence to rebut it.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 18 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 21, 2013)
Oct 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 20, 2013.
Nov 20 2013Brief of respondents Hargis Industries, Inc., dba Sealtite Building Fasteners, dba East Texas Fasteners, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Dec 5 2013Reply of petitioner B&B Hardware, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Term Snapshot