This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a trademark case appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The opinion affirms the Board’s refusal to register a stylized form of “.SUCKS” as a trademark. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions.  

In re Vox Populi Registry Ltd. (Precedential)

Vox Populi Registry Ltd. (“Vox”) appeals a final decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) refusal of U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 87/187,215 (“the ’215 application”) for

(“the stylized form of .SUCKS”). We affirm.

Sling TV, LLC v. Uniloc 2017 LLC (Nonprecedential)

Sling TV, L.L.C. (“Sling”) appeals an inter partes review decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) concluding that Sling had not shown claims 1–3 of U.S. Patent No. 9,721,273 (“the ’273 patent”) to be unpatentable. We vacate and remand.