No. 02-1407.

329 F.3d 1334 (2003)


United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

DECIDED: May 22, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Grow, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC of Washington, DC, argued for appellant. With him on the brief were Charles M. Marmelstein and Evan S. Stolove.

Henry G. Sawtelle, Associate, United States Patent and Trademark Office of Arlington, Virginia, argued for the appellee. With him on the brief were John M. Whealan, Solicitor, and Cynthia C. Lynch, Associate Solicitor.

Before NEWMAN, CLEVENGER, and RADER, Circuit Judges.

RADER, Circuit Judge.

California Innovations, Inc. (CA Innovations), a Canadian-based corporation, appeals the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's refusal to register its mark — CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS. Citing section 2(e)(3) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(e)(3) (2000), the Board concluded that the mark was primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive. Because the Board applied an outdated standard in its analysis under § 1052(e)(3), this...

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