Monday, October 02, 2006

TTAB Posts Hearing Schedule for October 2006

If I lived in the DC area, I'd surely trek over to TTAB headquarters to hear at least some of the oral arguments scheduled for this month. The cases on tap are listed below. The hearings are held in the East Wing of the Madison Building. [The schedule, in Excel format, may be found at the TTAB website (in the lower right-hand corner)].

A whopping nine TTAB hearings are scheduled for October:

October 3, 2006, 2PM: In re Apotex Inc., Serial Nos. 76449597 and 78429952 [2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals of IPHARMACIST and I PHARMACIST for various goods and services relating to pharmacies and pharmaceuticals].

October 5, 2006, 10 AM: In re Black & Decker Corp., Serial No. 76570453 [nondistinctiveness of the configuration of a key head, as a mark for metal door hardware and key blanks].

October 10, 2006 2PM: In re Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Serial No. 76592664 [mere descriptiveness and genericness of the certification mark CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER for financial planning services].

October 11, 2006 10AM: In re Cardinal Financial Corp., Serial No. 75528485 [Section 2(d) refusal of CARDINAL BANK, N.A. & Design for banking services, in view of the registered mark CARDINAL FINANCIAL COMPANY & Design for mortgage banking].

October 18, 2006 2PM: Sara Lee Global Finance, LLC v. Champion Performance Prods., Inc., Opposition 91156552 [Section 2(d) opposition to CHAMPION NUTRITION for dietary and nutritional supplements, based on Opposer's alleged family of CHAMPION marks for athletic-related clothing].

October 19, 2006 10AM: The Mentholatumn Co. v. Skin Prods. Inc., Opposition No. 91160694 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark OXYCEUTICALS for non-medicated acne treatment, based on Opposer's ownership of the mark OXY and variations thereof for acne medication].

October 25, 2006 2PM: In re Cyberchannel Inc., Serial Nos. 76567272 and 76567273 [Section 2(d) refusals of LEGALEDGE and LEGALEDGE SOFTWARE for case management software, in light of the registered mark GRAYCARY TECHNOLOGY'S LEGAL EDGE for online legal forms and software].

October 26, 2006 10AM: Bioscan, Inc. v. Biolight Patent Holding AB, Cancellation No. 92027044 [A priority battle over the mark BIOLIGHT for a light-generating apparatus used for medical treatment].

October 26 2006, 2PM: In re Sony Electronics Inc., Serial No. 76460006. [2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of the mark ROUGH CUT for video and data storage systems].

Of course, briefs and other papers may be found at TTABVUE.


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