Video Summary 

In this program, Janet Cho provides an overview of the biggest trends and most impactful trademark matters in 2021. Janet begins by defining a trademark and moves on to discuss the current issues of trademark depletion, congestion and the opportunities to combat these issues. Trends include bad faith filings and pendency before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as the ramp up in marijuana marks. She closes by reviewing the case (rejection of the per se rule “generic” + “.com” as generic) and Jack Daniels vs. VIP Products (which discussed whether a parody is entitled to the same likelihood or confusion analysis as other products).