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BNA Books’ New 2011 Cumulative Supplement to “Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition” Provides Updated Guidance on TTAB Product Comparisons

September 29, 2011

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition. This treatise, updated with the 2011 Cumulative Supplement, contains more than 60,000 product comparisons by the courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to help guide trademark attorneys in their case work.

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One of the biggest problems facing trademark attorneys who deal with selecting new trademarks, prosecuting trademark applications in the PTO, or litigating trademark rights is determining whether a client’s mark used to identify a particular product might be “confusingly similar” to another mark used to identify other products. BNA Books’ Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition is the only desktop reference that guides practitioners through the TTAB’s and the courts’ findings on similarity of products for trademark uses–and it has been for more than two decades. This handy reference covers 82 years of Board decisions and provides citations for every comparison, making decisions easy to find on the PTO website or in BNA’s U.S. Patents Quarterly.

The 2011 Cumulative Supplement covers TTAB proceedings for 2007-2010 and contains thousands of new product comparisons. The accompanying CD fully incorporates the new data into the main volume, giving you one seamless data file of TTAB action. This exemplary resource will greatly simplify and expedite your research by product, citation, or holding of the board.

Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition, with 2011 Cumulative Supplement was authored by Francis M. Pinckney, formerly of Counsel to K&L Gates LLP, Charlotte, NC, where his practice focused on intellectual property law, and David R. Higgins, of Tillman Wright, PLLC, Charlotte, NC, where his practice focuses on patent and trademark law, particularly patent preparation and prosecution.

BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition, BNA’s Book Division publishes: Trademark Dilution: Federal, State, and International Law; Drafting Patent License Agreements; Trademark Litigation Practice; Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws; Trademark Infringement Remedies; Copyright Law Deskbook; and other titles in intellectual property law. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1.800.960.1220, send an e-mail request to books@bna.com, or visit us online at bna.com/bnabooks.

The 2011 Cumulative Supplement to Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users, Second Edition may be purchased alone (Approx. 250 pp. Softcover/Order #1989/$215.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling), or with the main volume (1,648 pp. Hardcover/Order #9989/$465.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) from BNA Books, PO Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1.800.960.1220. Fax orders: 1.732.346.1624. A 10% discount is available on print copies of books when ordering from the website at bna.com/bnabooks. Please note that discounts cannot be combined.


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