Opp. No. 91118587 (T.T.A.B. 2006)
The firm secured a decision in favor of The Tea Board of India, owner of the DARJEELING geographic certification mark for tea, in its opposition against a trademark application for DARJEELING NOUVEAU, covering tea, of Republic of Tea. In a 61-page decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board upheld the opposition and denied Republic of Tea’s counterclaim for cancellation in which it argued that our client’s DARJEELING mark was generic.