30 June 2020TrademarksRory O'Neill

Supreme Court backs Booking.com in TM saga

The US Supreme Court has ruled that adding ‘.com’ to otherwise generic terms can create a protectable federal trademark, in a win for  Booking.com.

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5 May 2020   The US Supreme Court appears to be fearful of applying a categorical rule in a dispute over whether a ‘.com’ can turn a generic term like ‘Booking’ into a protectable trademark, lawyers have told WIPR.
1 July 2020   The US Supreme Court’s decision in Booking.com is unlikely to lead to a “flood” of ‘generic.com’ trademarks, but concerns over the justices’ reasoning remain, lawyers have told WIPR.
21 September 2020   Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, passed away on Friday, September 18, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.