Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Trademark Dispute Over Paw Prints

(January 25, 2016, 12:38 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An August 2015 Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversal of findings by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that a proposed “nonhuman paw print” trademark would cause confusion in the marketplace will stand, thanks to a denial Jan. 25 by the U.S. Supreme Court of a petition for certiorari (New Millennium Sports S.L.U. v. Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung Fur Draussen GmbH & Co. KGAA, No. 15-660, U.S. Sup.).

Petitioner New Millennium Sports S.L.U. presented the following questions for review:

“1. Are trademark registrations...
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