Chanel, Inc. v. Makarczyk

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Chanel, Inc. v. Makarczyk

110 U.S.P.Q.2d 2013 (T.T.A.B. 2014)

In a precedential decision before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“TTAB”), the Firm successfully represented Chanel, Inc. in its challenge to a Canadian real-estate developer’s attempt to register the mark CHANEL for condominium and other real-estate services on grounds of dilution.  Following the submission of extensive evidence, the TTAB found CHANEL to be a household name and that the fame preceded any use of the mark by applicant.