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SCOTUS Weighs Monopoly Fears in Booking.com

World IP Review

05 May 2020

Jennifer Taylor spoke to World IP Review about the U.S. Supreme Court case U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com, which is expected to resolve whether a combination of otherwise unprotectable, generic terms like ‘Booking’ and ‘.com’ can be registered as a trademark.

“They clearly understood that by owning the .com top-level domain name Booking.com already has a significant advantage in the market, and seemed to struggle to understand why it needed to have a registration as well, particularly when it is already protected under the unfair competition laws,” Jennifer said.

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