Wednesday, November 01, 2006

TTAB Posts November Hearing Schedule

You might want to shuffle on over to TTAB headquarters to hear one or more 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 may be found at the TTAB website (lower right-hand corner)].

A total of seven TTAB hearings are scheduled for November:

November 2, 2006, 10 AM: Yves St. Laurent Fashion B.V. v. Goldfinger Hawaii, Inc., Opposition No. 91118017 [Section 2(d) opposition to SL for jewelry, based on Opposer's YSL mark for clothing and jewelry].

November 2, 2006, 2 PM: In re International Foodstuffs Co., Serial No. 78215275 [Section 2(d) refusal of ENERGIZER for animal and pet food, excluding dairy feed in pellet form, in light of the registered mark ENERGIZER 20 for dairy feed in pellet form]. [TTABlog note: I am informed that Applicant's attorney will appear via videconference from California].

November 7, 2006 2 PM: 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].

November 14, 2006 10 AM: In re Cooper, Serial No. 78462908 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of ERSOP for "administration of retirement benefit rollover plans"].

November 14, 2006 2 PM: In re PE Corp., Serial No. 78097617 [Section 2(d) refusals of DIAGNOSTIC CONSTELLATION for diagnostic preparations and clinical medical reagents, in light of the mark CONSTELLATION registered for catheters and automatic liquid handlers].

November 15, 2006 2 PM: In re Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., Serial No. 78482456 [Section 2(e)(4) surname refusal of CAMPOLO for men's shirts].

November 29, 2006 10 AM: In re Pirnie, Serial No. 76555048 [Section 2(e)(2) refusal of CONFERENCE AMERICA as primarily geographically descriptive for various telecommunications services].

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


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