IN RE OPPEDAHL & LARSON LLP (Fed. Cir. June 25, 2004).
Oppedahl & Larson is a small Colorado firm that maintains an expansive website at www.patents.com. The Federal Circuit has affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) refusal to register the mark “patents.com” to the firm. The court found that the proposed mark is “merely descriptive” and thus not eligible for trademark protection.