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

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

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.
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