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Supreme Court says Booking.com can trademark its name

Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the Trump administration had appealed to the Supreme Court.
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The sun rises behind the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by “.com.”

2020年欧预赛赛程The high court issued its 8-1 ruling Tuesday. Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the Trump administration had appealed to the Supreme Court.

2020年欧预赛赛程“We have no cause to deny Booking.com the same benefits Congress accorded other marks qualifying as nongeneric,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the majority of the court.

Justice Stephen Breyer dissented.

2020年欧预赛赛程Other businesses including Cars.com, Dictionary.com, Newspapers.com and Wine.com had said the outcome in the case would affect their ability to trademark their names too.

2020年欧预赛赛程The case was the argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was also the first time audio of arguments was available live.

The case is United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., 19-46.

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