Monday, July 02, 2007

TTAB Posts July Hearing Schedule

The six TTAB hearings scheduled for the month of July are listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building. [The hearing schedule and other details regarding attendance may be found at the TTAB website (lower right-hand corner)].

July 10, 2007 - 2 PM: In re Spirits International, N.V., Serial No. 74382759 [Section 2(e)(3) refusal of MOSKOVSKAYA for vodka, on the ground that the mark is primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive].

July 12, 2007 - 2 PM: In re Bridger Management LLC, Serial No. 78516349 [Section 2(d) refusal of BRIDGER CAPITAL for hedge fund services, on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark BRIDGER COMMERCIAL FUNDING for commercial lending services].

July 18, 2007 - 10 AM: Mattel, Inc. v. Briden, Opposition No. 91160087 [Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark SOCK-UM for a "game where a labeled mat is placed on the ground or floor, participants position themselves on the mat and volley a sock back and forth from one half of the mat to the other half of the mat," in light of the registered mark ROCK'EM SOCK'EM for computer games and video games].

July 19, 2007 - 10 AM: In re Harajuku Lovers, LLC, Serial No. 78544289 [Appeal from a requirement that Applicant disclaim HARAJUKU in the mark HARAJUKU LOVERS for jewelry, on the ground that HARAJUKU is primarly geographically descriptive under Section 2(e)(2)].

July 24 2007- 10 AM: Small Business Network, Inc. v. American Express Co., Cancellation No. 92043745 [Petition for cancellation of the mark OPEN: THE SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK for administration of a discount program, on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the mark SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK for "membership club services, namely providing members with discounts, incentives, and special promotional offers"].

July 26, 2007 - 2 PM: In re, L.L.C., Serial No. 78411248 [Section 2(d) refusal of ESTAFFTRAK for computer software for tracking data in the fields of staff management and human resources, in view of the registered mark STAFFTRACK for consulting services utilizing computer software in the field of staff management or human resources].

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

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2007.


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