The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is a division of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office responsible for hearing and deciding certain disputes involving trademarks.

Proceedings before TTAB follow a distinct set of rules, and Fox Rothschild has extensive experience in this unique forum.

Our focus at every step is on our client's goal. Litigation strategy includes mapping out the possibilities of settling or trying a case. We often take an aggressive and targeted approach to discovery in an effort to frame the issues from the outset.

Representative Matters

  • National Pork Board v. Supreme Lobster & Seafood
    Represented National Pork Board, the congressionally enacted commodity promotion board for pork, in an opposition based on the Board’s famous mark THE OTHER WHITE MEAT®. In a decision in which the TTAB relied on the Federal Trademark Anti-Dilution Act for only the second time in the history of the statute, the TTAB found that the client’s mark was likely to be diluted by the applicant’s proposed mark “The Other Red Meat” and denied the trademark application.
  • Defended cosmetics company in trademark opposition, resulting in TTAB dismissing case and clearing way for client’s trademark registration.
  • Represented Otto International, Inc. before the TTAB in sustaining the opposition of an infringing name and design mark