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

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-352 8th Cir. Dec 2, 2014
TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

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. CVSG: 01/13/2014.

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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.
May 23 2014Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 9 2014Supplemental brief of respondents Hargis Industries, Inc., dba Sealtite Building Fasteners, dba East Texas Fasteners, et al. filed.
Jun 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 30, 2014.
Jul 1 2014Petition GRANTED.
Jul 22 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 4, 2014.
Jul 22 2014The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 24, 2014.
Aug 15 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Sep 3 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Sep 4 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Sep 4 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Sep 4 2014Brief of petitioner B&B Hardware, Inc. filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of International Trademark Association in support of neither party filed.
Sep 22 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Oct 2 2014Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. 1-Box
Oct 24 2014Brief of respondent Hargis Industries, Inc., dba Sealtite Building Fasteners, dba East Texas Fasteners, et al. filed.
 
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