July 7, 2014

Recently the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) sustained The Trademark Company’s Notice of Opposition in the matter of LA Gear, Inc. vs Venus Unveiled, Opposition No. 91215540.

On March 21, 2014 LA Gear, Inc. filed an Opposition Proceeding seeking to block the registration of the trademark LA ROOM applied for by Venus Unveiled in regard to a line of clothing.  LA Gear, Inc. is the owner of the famous LA GEAR brand used in connection with shoes and other items of apparel.

Following the filing of the initial pleadings and on the strength thereof the defendant failed to answer the Notice of Opposition in the time required under the rules.  Thereafter, the TTAB ruled Venus Unveiled to be in default which ultimately led to the TTAB sustaining LA Gear, Inc.’s Notice of Opposition and denying Venus Unveiled’s trademark application.

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