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IP Frontiers: Supreme Court opens trademark protection for potential ‘generic.com’ website names

On June 30, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of USPTO v. Booking.com B.V. The Court held that trademarks that combine a generic word or phrase with “.com” are not automatically considered to be generic. This decision will open the doors for many website owners to register their website name as trademarks ...

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