Firm prevails in trademark dispute over popular band name

June 30, 2015 – The firm prevailed today in the case of Wonderbread 5 v. Gilles, a matter pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, concerning a dispute over the band name "Wonderbread 5" and the filing of a trademark registration for that name by a disgruntled former band member following his exit from the band. The band (a popular San Francisco-based party band) sought to cancel that registration on grounds of prior use and fraud on the Trademark Office. In its 26-page decision, the TTAB vindicated the band's position in the matter, finding unequivocally that the band partnership owned the name and that the former band member's trademark registration was invalid and must be cancelled.