The always excellent TTAB Blog has published its compilation of the 37 precedential decisions from the Trademark Trial and Appeal board from 2011. Blog post here. Highlights include a decision finding the design of a bottle in the shape of a fist with a raised middle finger to be scandalous or immoral, and another finding that NKJV has achieved acquired distinctiveness for bibles. Also, noteworthy, rulings have been made in the new REDSKINS disparagement case (the previous case, based on essentially the same substantive grounds, was tossed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ultimately (in 2009) when it affirmed the lower court's ruling that the disparagement claims of the Native American plaintiffs were barred by laches. In this case, the plaintiffs are American Indians who just recently reached the age of majority, the point at which the earlier case had determined that laches begins to run.