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Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling that allowed 'Booking.com' to register a trademark

Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling that allowed 'Booking.com' to register a trademark
Posted at 10:19 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 11:27:22-04

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Booking.com Tuesday in a landmark trademark case.

In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that determined that Booking.com is not a generic trademark because the term held meaning with consumers.

Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal judge, was the lone dissenting opinion.

Other businesses including Cars.com, Dictionary.com, Newspapers.com and Wine.com said the outcome in the case would affect their ability to trademark their names too.