The Supreme Court Rejects Rule Barring Federal Registration of “” Trademarks

James GriffithCase Studies


For many years, the Trademark Office has refused registration to marks consisting of a generic word combined with a top-level domain, such as “.com,” on the grounds that the combination of two generic elements cannot create a protectable mark.  The rationale for this nearly per se rule was that such marks could not be protected any more than the combination … Read More