Federal Judge Denies Stay In Declaratory Judgment Trademark Case

(September 16, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT) -- BOSTON — Citing a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to suspend cancellation proceedings surrounding the “Fire Cider” trademark, a Massachusetts federal magistrate judge on Sept. 15 denied a declaratory judgment defendant’s request for a stay (Shire City Herbals Inc. v. Mary Blue, d/b/a Farmacy Herbs et al., No. 15-30069, D. Mass.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122678).

(Decision available. Document #16-150921-024Z.)

According to U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robinson of the District of Massachusetts, “even if” the TTAB proceedings were reinstated, they...
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