By way of John L. Welch’s The TTABlog comes word of a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board denying Reed Elsevier’s application to trademark the name “” In the decision, In re Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., the TTAB affirmed an examiner’s refusal of the registration on the ground that the name is generic.

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