This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a trademark case and a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Corcamore, LLC v. SFM, LLC (Precedential)
Corcamore LLC appeals an order of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Board entered default judgment as a sanction against Corcamore, which resulted in the cancellation of Corcamore’s trademark registration for SPROUT. On appeal, Corcamore contends that the Board erred in granting default judgment, in particular because SFM LLC lacked standing to petition for cancellation of the trademark registration. We conclude that appellee SFM was entitled to bring and maintain a petition under 15 U.S.C. § 1064, the statutory cause of action for cancellation of trademark registrations, and that the Board did not otherwise abuse its discretion in imposing default judgment as a sanction. We affirm.
Curtis v. Wilkie (Nonprecedential)
Appellant Daniel L. Curtis appeals the memorandum decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims affirming the Board of Veterans’ Appeals decision to deny Mr. Curtis an effective date earlier than February 6, 2013, for service connection for coronary artery disease. Curtis v. Wilkie, No. 18-6818, 2019 WL 4309770 (Vet. App. Sept. 12, 2019) (Decision). Mr. Curtis also makes arguments related to a reasonably raised claim for service connection for anxiety and to his requests for specific paper records. Because Mr. Curtis only challenges factual determinations or the application of law to fact, issues we lack jurisdiction to review, we dismiss.