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Boot’s functional features don’t suggest single source (access required)

Timberland boots have an iconic look that has been copied by numerous competitors. That didn’t stop a federal court from upholding the USPTO’s denial of an application seeking registration of several specific features of one of its boots as a trademark. TBL Licensing LLC argued its alleged trade dress satisfied the requirements for registrability — it’s not ...