Yesterday we wrote about how petitions for partial cancellation under Section 18 of the Lanham Act can be creative and powerful tools when an applicant is confronted with likelihood of confusion registration refusals under Section 2(d), based on over-broad federal registrations.

Today, we’re speaking about this important tool that should be found in any trademark practitioner’s tool box, and in case you’re not able to attend, here is a table I put together that helps me consider which tool works in which context:

TTAB Proceedings ChartWhat do you think? Is it helpful in organizing your thoughts about the strategic use of TTAB proceedings to assist in overcoming likelihood of confusion refusals, or does it bring back bad memories of Jeopardy?

I’ll take Section 18 Restrictions for the Daily Double, how about you?