Skip to Main Content

Laches Defense in a Cancellation Proceeding

Published in Managing Intellectual Property
Article | June 2015

Intellectual Property national co-chair Karen Artz Ash and partner Bret Danow discuss Ava Ruha Corp. dba Mother's Market & Kitchen v. Mother's Nutritional Center Inc., a case in which the US Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a precedent-setting decision regarding a registrant's ability to assert a laches defense in a cancellation proceeding. The case is instructive because it shows that even what seems like a short amount of time can be deemed an unreasonable delay and prevent a party from being able to cancel what it believes to be an objectionable third-party registration.

Katten Websites   Careers  |  Alumni  |  Mobile Site
Contact Us   Offices  |  Media Center  |  People  |  Email
Legal Notices   Disclaimer  |  Privacy Notice  |  Cookie Notice  |  United Kingdom Notices  | Accessibility 
Attorney Advertisting. © 2019 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP