April 21, 2014

On April 18, 2014 the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) granted The Trademark Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Jane Carroo v. Molly McGowan., Opposition No. 91206370.

On August 1, 2012 Ms. Carroo filed an Opposition Proceeding seeking to block the registration of the trademark THE CLUTTER COACH applied for by Ms. McGowan.  Following the completion of Plaintiff’s trial period,  Ms. McGowan’s counsel, The Trademark Company, filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that Plaintiff had failed to provide sufficient evidence upon which the TTAB could find in her favor.

Siding with the Defendant, on April 18, 2014 the TTAB granted The Trademark Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the case with prejudice permitting Ms. McGowan’s trademark THE CLUTTER COACH to register.

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