TTAB Decisions and Developments
JANE SHAY WALD
Irell & Manella LLP
REVIEW OF PRECEDENTIAL TTAB CASES FIRST QUARTER 2017
Under the Board Rules Old and New, This Potential Opposition Was Untimely and Defective and Gone
Potential Opposer received a first 30-day extension of time to Oppose, giving a deadline of February 4, 2017 to file a Notice of Opposition. Alternatively, it could have electronically filed to show good cause and pay the fee for an additional 60 days, as required by the TTAB rules in effect as of January 14, 2017. Since that date was a Saturday, compliance on Monday, February 6, 2017 would have been timely for either approach per Trademark Rule 2.196.