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United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-46 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether, when the Lanham Act states generic terms may not be registered as trademarks, the addition by an online business of a generic top-level domain (“.com”) to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 05 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 7, 2019)
Aug 07 2019Brief of respondent Booking.com B.V. in opposition filed.
Aug 21 2019Reply of petitioners United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al. filed.
Oct 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 08 2019Petition GRANTED.
Dec 09 2019Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Dec 10 2019Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including January 6, 2020. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including February 12, 2020.
Jan 06 2020Joint appendix filed.
Jan 06 2020Brief of petitioners United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al. filed.
Jan 13 2020Brief amici curiae of Trademark Scholars filed.
Jan 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Jan 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed.
 
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