TMEP 1212.06(e)(iv): Acquiescence to Demands of Competitors

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1212.06(e)(iv)    Acquiescence to Demands of Competitors

Acquiescence to demands of competitors to cease use of a term can be equally viewed as simply a desire to avoid litigation. See, e.g., In re Wella Corp., 565 F.2d 143, 144 n.2, 196 USPQ 7, 8 n.2 (C.C.P.A. 1977); In re Consol. Cigar Corp., 13 USPQ2d 1481, 1483 (TTAB 1989).