Firm stakes out trademark claim for client in band name dispute

March 31, 2014 – Partners David Given and Cari Cohorn today submitted their main (trial) brief in the case of Wonderbread 5 v. Gilles, a matter pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The case concerns 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 in 2009. The band (a popular San Francisco-based party band) is seeking to cancel that registration on grounds of prior use and fraud on the Trademark Office. The former band member's brief is due shortly, after which the TTAB will take additional argument and issue a decision in the matter.