The panelists (listed below) will explore what the BOOKING.COM ruling means “for survey and other consumer perception evidence in the future, what is the applicability of the case beyond domain names (and is there anything left to the Supreme Court’s 1888 case finding that a generic term combined with the generic corporate descriptor Company cannot serve as a trademark), and how can brand owners, competitors and consumers navigate the anti-competitive concerns raised by the USPTO and Justice Breyer in the post-Booking.com world.”
Prof. David Franklyn, Director of the McCarthy Institute, will serve as moderator. The four panelists are:
- David Bernstein, Partner, Devevoise & Plimpton, LLP.
- Prof. Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of First Amendment Law, Harvard Law School
- Peter Golder, Marketing Professor, Tuck Dartmouth.
- Hal Poret, Hal Poret LLC, survey expert.
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TTABlogger comment: I’ll be booking this one, com hell or high water (I am on Cape Cod).
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