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Article Date: April 2021
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Timberland Boot Design Mark Nixed by TTAB

The U.S. Patent Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board denied VF Corp.’s bid to register the design of Timberland’s iconic boot, ruling it lacks acquired distinctiveness. The trademark application touted the bulbous toe box, ankle collar, outsole shape and color, rear heel panel, vamp from back to front, and eyelets, as key features of the design. Timberland has been selling the boot since 1988, though the basic design dates back to ... Log in to view full article.


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