Court rejects USPTO policy on “generic.com” trademarks
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Court rejects USPTO policy on “generic.com” trademarks

| Jul 6, 2020 | Firm News

In an important case regarding trademark registrations, the US Supreme Court has rejected the US Patent and Trademark Office’s long-standing policy on registration of “generic.com” trademarks. The decision opens the door to obtaining federal trademark registration for domain names that use a generic work in connection with a top-level domain identifier such as “.com,” .”org,” or “.edu.” The full case can be accessed here: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/591/19-46/case.pdf. Lehmann PLC can assist with filing trademark registrations. Please contact managing partner Walter G. Lehmann ([email protected] / 651-789-0550) for more information on the federal trademark registration process.