The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is part of a controversial dispute with the company BOOKING.COM B.V, who is defending its trademark BOOKING.COM for being considered by the USPTO as generic and not registrable.
After the victory of the applicant for the trademark in the Courts of Appeal that reverses the decision of the USPTO, said institution decided to continue firm in its rejection and to file an appeal before the Federal Circuit Courts, who now ventilate the case to decide ultimately whether BOOKING.COM as a trademark is registrable or not.
Although the case has been in the United States courts for months, and its decision is expected by many, today, it takes relevance again, since despite the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the entire world and especially the United States of America, the traditionally hermetic courts of justice have decided to open the parties’ hearings by telephone.
The openness shown by the US courts when holding hearings by telephone and through other electronic means is worthy of attention and sends a message that we share from CENTRAL LAW: The rights of individuals must continue to be defended, without this defense implying a risk to your health and well-being.
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