In a case of first impression (Julie A Moreno v Pro Boxing Supplies, Inc (Opp 91214580 and 91214877, Can 92058878 (September 8 2017)), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that a licensee cannot rely on its licensor’s use of a trademark to establish priority, even if the licensee has been appointed to represent the licensor’s IP rights in the United States.

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