The curse of Shoeless Joe continues: TTAB finds White Sox fan lacked bona fide intent-to-use

For any baseball fans already preparing to capitalize when their favorite team wins their next World Series game, you may strike out before getting up to bat at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

In a recent precedential decision, the TTAB found that "a mere hope that an alleged condition precedent to using [a] mark – the Chicago White Sox winning the World Series – would occur someday" is insufficient to show bona fide intent-to-use.

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