SCOTUS on domain names

The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision today in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al., v. B.V. case. By an 8-1 margin, the court ruled that could register a federal trademark for the mark “” despite the term “booking” (without the dot-com) being generic for the same goods and/or services. I expected this result (although not by an 8-1 margin; I thought it would be 6-3), so it was a positive outcome, in my opinion.

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