In 1945, the Ross family formed Junior House, Inc., which made school uniforms for girls and women.  The company changed its name to JH Collectibles to successfully expand its marketing presence.  Its fashion line also expanded into women’s sportswear and other apparel.  The company fell on hard times in the 1990’s as a result of a downturn in the fashion industry. When competitors began encroaching on the company’s now famous name and mark, Attorney Sokol defended the scope of its U.S. Registration No. 1,329,680 for JH COLLECTIBLES for feminine apparel, namely, t-shirts, shirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, shorts, culottes, knickers, pantsuits, scarves, skirts, hats, vests, jackets, coats, dresses, jumpsuits, capes and halters.

-          Successfully opposed Layne Bryant’s Application No. 74/477,916 for JK COLLECTION for women's clothing and accessories. (Opposition No. 91/096,657).

-          Successfully opposed The United States Shoe Corporation’s Application No. 74/542,284 for PS COLLECTION for women's clothing. (Opposition No. 91/098,836).

-          Successfully opposed JHS Design’s Application No. 74/626,785 for JHS DESIGNS for apparel for men and/or women. (Opposition No. 91/100,610).

Filed Under

  • USPTO: Identifying, Obtaining and Defending Famous Marks, Defending Marks and Registrations Against Competitors
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