Articles Tagged United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mark Alan Thurmon, The Rise and Fall of Trademark Law's Functionality Doctrine

56 Fla. L. Rev. 243 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Trademark law’s functionality doctrine is a mess, and the responsibility for this mess rests squarely with the United States Supreme Court. In TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., the Supreme Court intervened to resolve a minor split on a secondary functionality issue, […]