Friday, May 04, 2007

TTAB Posts May 2007 Hearing Schedule

The seven TTAB hearings scheduled for May are listed below. As usual, Section 2(d) issues predominate. The hearings will be (or have been) held in the East Wing of the Madison Building. [The hearing schedule may be found at the TTAB website (lower right-hand corner)].

May 1, 2007 - 10 AM: In re Johnson & Johnson, Serial No. 78518703 [Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of POWDER-GEL for "vaginal skin preparations, namely, skin protectant creams"].

May 3, 2007 - 10 AM: Decra Roofing Systems, Inc. v. Sisson, Cancellation No. 92043095 [Petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark DecraStone (Stylized) for "concrete masonry units used for construction of walls" under Section 2(d), in view of the registered mark DECRA for various roofing construction materials].

May 8, 2007 - 10 AM: In re Focus Magazin Verlag GmbH, Serial Nos. 79010009 and 79008210 [Section 2(d) refusals of FOCUS and FOCUS MONEY for publishing services, television broadcasting services, and magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and pamphlets in the field of financial and economic information, in view of the registered marks FINANCIAL FOCUS for financial newsletters and advice columns and FOCUS for a periodical concerning political and economic issues].

May 16, 2007 - 11 AM: In re Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., Serial No. 78185508 [Section 2(d) refusal of ASPEN SPECIALTY for underwriting special risk insurance for businesses, in light of the registered mark ASPENCROSS for insurance brokerage and related financial services].

May 22, 2007 - 10 AM: In re MasterGrip, Inc., Serial No. 76579302 [Section 2(d) refusal of THE GREAT ESCAPE for golf clubs, based upon the registered mark ESCAPE for golf clubs].

May 22, 2007 - 2 PM: The Children's Inn v. Bhandari, Opposition No. 91120549 [Opposition on Section 2(d) and dilution grounds, to registration of the mark KIDS INN for hotel, motel, and restaurant services, in light of Opposer's CHILDREN'S INN mark and name for lodging services for children and their families who are patients at NIH].

The Children's Inn at NIH

May 24, 2007 - 2 PM: In re Loggerhead Tools LLC, Serial Nos. 78533029 and 78533032 [Section 2(d) refusal of BIONIC TOOLS for various hand tools, in view of the registered mark BIONIC for power drill bits].

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

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2007.m


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