franks anatra.JPGIPNews® – Frank Sinatra’s estate on Wednesday successfully blocked the trademark application of a hot dog truck owner seeking to register the trademark “Franks Anatra.”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board threw out Bill Loizon’s application to register the trademark in relation to catering of food and drink, in response to the estate’s challenge. The board agreed with the estate’s argument that the proposed trademark would create a likelihood of confusion and lead to false associations with the famed singer. To continue reading, click: Hot Dog Purveyor Loses Out In Sinatra Estate’s Trademark Challenge