Friday, September 28, 2007

TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2007

It was a hot summer in Boston, but sunshine brings good photographs, sometimes. It also brought the new TTAB Rules package in August and practitioners are now chewing over the new rules, wondering just how much more difficult life will be for those who till the soil before our favorite tribunal. The Board cranked out just over a dozen precedential decisions this quarter: in two of the more interesting rulings, it gave a lukewarm welcome to Wikipedia evidence, but the back of its hand to the Wayback Machine. And Leo Stoller saw his trademark portfolio pass into the hands of the Society for the Prevention of Trademark Abuse, or SPTA, seemingly closing a troublesome chapter in Board history.

Boston's South End

Section 2(a) - Immoral or Scandalous:

Section 2(d) - Likelihood of Confusion:

Section 2(e)(1) - Mere Descriptiveness:

Section 2(e)(2) - Primarily Geographically Descriptive:

Section 2(e)(3) - Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive:

Section 2(e)(4) - Primarily Merely a Surname:

The First Church of Christ, Scientist





Goods in Trade:

Identification of Goods:


Procedural Matters:

Specimen of Use/Mutilation

My office view

TTAB Rule Changes:

CAFC Decisions:

Leo Stoller:

Recommended Reading:


Text and photographs Copyright John L. Welch 2007.


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