Family name on barbecue sauce sparks trademark feud

United States of America

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently decided on a dispute between factions of the Azeka family over the right to use the family name for ribs and sauce. The TTAB denied the applicant registration of a mark deemed to be merely a surname, while the opposer was held to have abandoned the identical mark.

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