Evidence of family of marks can be used to prove acquired distinctiveness of new member of family
In In re LC Trademarks Inc (Serial No 85890412, December 29 2016, Heasley ATJ), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has explained that an applicant’s evidence of a family of marks can be used to help prove acquired distinctiveness for a new member of that family, but held that the applicant had failed to provide sufficient evidence to do so.
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