Pattishall IP Blog

April 13, 2010

Pattishall Attorneys Win Summary Judgment for The John W. Carson Foundation, Defeating Application for HERE’S JOHNNY as Trademark for Portable Toilets

Filed under: Pattishall, Right of Publicity — Tags: , — Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP @ 5:16 pm

by David Beeman, Attorney

In a precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) awarded summary judgment to Johnny Carson’s The John W. Carson Foundation in its opposition to Toilets.com’s application to register HERE’S JOHNNY as a trademark for portable toilets in the Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”).  The John W. Carson Foundation v. Toilets.com, Inc., Opposition No. 91181092 (T.T.A.B. Mar. 25, 2009).[1] Pattishall attorneys Robert Newbury, Jonathan S. Jennings, Phillip Barengolts and David Beeman represented The John W. Carson Foundation in the action. (more…)

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