cheesesteak.jpgIPNews® – A Philadelphia deli is continuing its quest to federally register the trademark “Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak” with a new lawsuit against U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos, having failed to persuade the PTO or the office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that the mark is registrable.

In August the TTAB upheld the PTO’s

kumquat_tree_.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is increasingly issuing denials of “green” trademark applications based on deceptive claims of environmental friendliness, attorneys report.

While the PTO says the reports are incorrect and there has been no official change in its approach to green trademarks, the office already has the authority to refuse registration