TTAB eliminates “Old School” clothing challenged by Vans

By Jasmin Jackson (August 15, 2022, 6:55 p.m. EDT) — The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has accepted Vans’ offer to rescind a retail brand owner’s trademark on the phrase “Old School “, determining that she was abandoned after being purchased at a bankruptcy auction more than a decade ago.

The TTAB said in a previous notice issued Thursday that Vans Inc. has sufficient evidence that Branded LLC — which owns more than 50 retail brands and outsources manufacturing to third parties — abandoned the brand through non-use with the intention not to resume. According to counsel, Branded had not used the trademark after purchasing the registered phrase from a…

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