Inter Partes Appeals
Familiarize yourself with inter partes proceedings, which are administrative proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) between two or more parties.
While an “ex parte” proceeding is between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (which we’ll refer to as the USPTO) and the applicant, inter partes proceedings are administrative proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (or TTAB, for short) between two or more parties. This lesson will explain the various inter partes proceedings and the process of appeal from an inter partes decision by the TTAB.
Imagine that John owns trademark SURGER for a popular energy...