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Jul/03

Try The Hangar Steak


Federal Circuit case remands TTAB refusal of LE MARAIS for a restaurant.  The PTO had not applied the proper test as to whether there was “some heightened association between the services and the relevant geographic denotation.”  Direct evidence of such an association “might show that customers would patrinize the restaurant because they believed the food was imported from, or the chef was trained in, the place identified by the restaurant’s mark.”

In re Les Halles de Paris J.V., 02-1539 (Fed Cir July 11 2003).

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