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No Trademark for ‘PROBIOTIC’ Fertilizer Term (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds the Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of registration for the term “PROBIOTIC” on the grounds that the term is generic in connection with fertilizer and, alternatively, the term at best is descriptive and has not acquired secondary meaning. Plaintiff Milo Shammas, the sole owner of Dr. Earth Inc., filed a ...

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