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Consumer Perception Wins the Day: A Case Overview of USPTO v.

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a rising 3L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP.

U.S. Supreme Court buildingBy Ryan Reynolds

Last week, the Supreme Court in USPTO v. held that a combination of an otherwise generic term and a generic top-level domain (TLD) may be protected as a trademark so long as consumers perceive it as capable of distinguishing among the members of a class of goods or services and not as a reference to the class itself. Read more