Thursday, March 31, 2005

TTABlog Quarterly Index: January - March 2005

It's time for another index of TTABlog postings. The index for November and December 2004 postings may be found here. During the first quarter of 2005, I posted more than sixty items at the TABlog, typically one per weekday. My goal is to highlight interesting cases, review topical articles, and generally keep myself and the TTABlog's readers informed regarding current TTAB practice and procedures. Comments, criticisms, and corrections are welcome.

Faneuil Hall

Section 2(a) - immoral or scandalous:

Section 2(d) - likelihood of confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - merely descriptive:

Section 2(e)(3) - primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive:

Section 2(e)(4) - primarily merely a surname:

Section 2(e)(5) - functionality:

Section 2(f) - acquired distinctiveness:

Concurrent Use:




Logan Airport

Not a Trademark/Service Mark:


Trade Dress/Product Configuration

Recommended Reading:

Leo Stoller:


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