Update: Supreme Court Rules in USPTO vs. Booking.com Trademark Dispute

    On June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in the matter of United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al. v. Booking.com B.V. that using a broad term such as “Booking” in combination with “.com” is not by the Court’s definition “generic” and therefore may be protected under the Lanham Act.

    The Supreme Court found that because the compound term is significant in meaning to consumers, the term is eligible for trademark protection.

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