June 11, 2019 / 9:57 PM / 4 days ago

Trademark 'capsule' for phone cases too descriptive to merit protection – 7th Circ

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the cancellation of a trademark on “capsule” for cellphone cases, saying the term was too descriptive to merit intellectual property protection.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a trademark infringement lawsuit Uncommon LLC, which sells personalized cellphone cases through Amazon.com Inc, brought against competitor Spigen Inc in 2015.

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