Friday, June 30, 2006

TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2006

Boy, was that a long quarter or what? Lots of citable cases, however, with the Board's total for the year reaching 34. Leo Stoller started the quarter like a lion but left like a lamb. We're still awaiting the Board's order regarding Stoller's infamous extension-request campaign. The Board's "show cause" letter sent in mid-April seems to have brought the program to a halt -- at least for now. And what ever happened to the Board's proposed rule changes? Let's hope the TTAB goes back to the drawing board with that proposal.

Section 2(a) - deceptiveness:

Section 2(a) - disparagement:

Section 2(d) - likelihood of confusion:

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

Section 2(e)(1) - deceptively misdescriptive:

Section 2(e)(2) - primarily geographically descriptive:

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

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


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Res Judicata:

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Leo Stoller:

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Text and photographs ©John L. Welch 2005-2006.


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